Nature is not natural and can never be naturalized — Graham Harman

Friday, December 27, 2013

NSA vs Target

"It's cool that my local department store knows that I'm pregnant before I do. But it's not cool for the NSA to know that I'm planning to blow you up."

Discuss.

5 comments:

D.E.M. said...

Good point!
That's all I got.
I'll give up my i.d. for a crap scarf, which I refuse to see is the chain to the nation state in all manner of shitty ways....

Nick Guetti said...

A very good piece of film art that deals with this is the TV mini-series "The Last Enemy". Although it deals mostly with government tracking, the main character makes the point early on that our lives are so permeated with tracking that it hardly matters what the government does. I sort of have to uncomfortably agree. If we're uncomfortable with being spied on, we should be uncomfortable with being spied on: it shouldn't matter who's doing it.

cgerrish said...

All of these narrators are unreliable. Me included.

Dave L. said...

It's not cool that my department store knows x, y, z about me. To hell with all that. Have some guts, people.

Dave L. said...

It's not cool for my department store to know x, y, z about me. to hell with all that. Have some guts, people.