Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Big Google is Watching



Who would ever think that an Internet Search Engine would be the form of our oppression? Now with is satellites and crap, the new Google Earth is a way for you to get driving directions better than Mapquest or Yahoo! Maps ever dreamed possible. Now, you can see what your crappy little suburban block looks like from the infinite abyss. And yes, it's kind of creepy. Now I can stalk people by getting their address and seeing what it looks like from thousands of feet in the air. I can check your away messages through Instant Messenger. I can stalk you through facebook and Myspace. I can stalk you musically through last.fm. And now, thanks to Big Broogle, I can stalk you from thousands of feet in the air. What happened to analog stalking? Driving your car and staring through windows, eavsdropping at the cafe and actual physical contact through following. It's all gone. Now I can just find you on Facebook, see your screename, links to myspace and ytour address and Google Earth the living shit out of you and yours. All from the comfort of my home. If Bill Hall was right in the fact that our generation will cause some sort of social change through a spiritual revolution in denouncing stuff, then all this shit that we do have (and yes, I have access to all the afformentioned stalkabilities), needs to stop being created. Because its all addictive. "Television is the opium of the masses"~Martin Donovan in Trust. Now, the internet is the opium of the masses. Beware. Big Brother is Watching...

5 comments:

Meg said...

This is in regard to your entry "Rhapsody in Blue". As much as i praise Manhattan, Annie Hall will always be the superior film. It is really what life is like in someone's head. the internal monolouges, the thoughts of yourself as a rabbi, etc. we can discuss this further tomorrow, if you like. i'm also writing a paper on Annie Hall, so I've watched it a number of times in the last few days.

i hope i don't suck on new brain...i don't think i will though.

Meg said...

Also, google earth frightens me more than clowns.

Face of Spades said...

Excellent, Majunior Bludd!! This technology will give us a tremendous strategic advantage against Duke and those A-holes. Until they download it, I suppose.

fuckin' a, broogle.

Face of Spades said...

COBRA-LA!

Way to pull out the old shit. Good on you, my boy.

Colleen said...

just like the people who were once the people of Atlantis, we'll all destroy ourselves through technology. cheers to the future!