The Register reports that Judging from a recent patent application,
Microsoft hopes to build some sort of “activity monitoring system” that
keeps an eye on worker productivity using various “physiological or
These sensors would track everything from heart
rate, respiration rate, body temperature, facial expressions, and blood
pressure to brain signals and galvanic skin response.
Galvanic skin response is what drives a lie detector.
Redmond sees this system as a way for companies and, um, governments
to monitor “group activities.” “In particular, the system can monitor
user activity, detect when users need assistance with their specific
activities, and identify at least one other user that can assist them,”
the patent application reads, in classic patent speak. “Assistance can
be in the form of answering questions, providing guidance to the user
as the user completes the activity, or completing the activity such as
in the case of taking on an assigned activity.”
In other words: If you don't do your duty, the system will make sure your duties are assigned to someone else.
Plus, all this personal information is safely stored away for future
use. According to Microsoft, that's a good thing. “The system can
aggregate activity data across users and/or devices.
No doubt we will all be connected to the systems via our RFID enabled ID Cards.
Have you also noticed how no-one refers to us as people or the public any more. The Orwellian use of Citizen or Worker have taken hold
everywhere you look. It gives a really good glimpse into the future.
Just what kind of future mega corporations like Microsoft in conjunction with Authoritarian governments have in store for us all is open to speculation, but this for me is just beyond the pale..I have no intention of becoming a battery worker in anyone's world, and with Microsoft's record of insecure software, god only knows what the outcome may be.
For Generations the UK has stood up for freedom, fighting against the
evils of the Stazi in East Germany, Communist control in Russia and
China and mass surveillance of its peoples.
The NuLab government of Gordon Brown has ensured that we in the UK are now part of that same Authoritarian world.
you are sick of being spied on by your own government, being told what
to do, what to eat and drink, being told what you can and cannot say or think,
having your personal data forcibly collected then databased, lost,
corrupted and made worthless by the government, the Libertarian option is open to each and every one of you.
the Libertarian Party website to see how you can help to reverse this
immoral trend of mass surveillance and overwhelming technology enforced Statism.
They hope to bring you a manifesto as soon as possible.
you have an interest in joining us here at the Libertarian Party, or
would just like to register your support, please us the contact page on lpuk.org
If, however, you want to get involved in policy-making, general discussion and cat-herding, you can register on the Libertarian Party Forum. This is where most of the exciting stuff is happening, so wander over and introduce yourself…
If you want to know what Libertarianism is all about, see the values of the Libertarian in a nice video format.
The message to the other political parties is clear.
The United Kingdom, its Institutions, its Peoples, its Culture, Constitution and history are not for sale.