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And so I asked this guy at this art opening the other day, “Hey, do you have a camera on your cell phone that you can take a picture of that cool art installation with?”, and his reply was “No, I don’t. All of those new cell phones have that GPS, Global Positioning System thing on them and the government, or Big Brother or someone can track you with it. They can actually turn on your cell phone and listen to your conversation. So I just have one of these older model cell phones without the camera.” Now that was a scary reply to me that I have never thought of or considered. The idea that Big Brother could be watching you and following your every move through your own cell phone, as if it could be some sort of scene from that Eagle Eye movie. And are those gps devices the new modern form of big brother spying on civilization and society. Is this the newest Jetsons space age version of George Orwell’s 1984 Winston Smith character and his telescreen that can talk to him. Are these global positioning system things that are to be found in just about every other electronic device these days really helpful for things other than getting lost and other reasons. And whatever happened to that good old fashioned road map. And maybe I am just still stuck in the stone age or something and have not yet advanced to Kali Yuga and her Iron Age. And what, if anything, does this have to do with a No Police State?

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