Watching Adam Curtis‘ 2011 BBC documentary “All watching over by machines of loving grace” I came across a very interesting quote from Carmen Hermosillo, written in 1994.
“It is fashionable to suggest that cyberspace is some island of the blessed where people are free to indulge and express their individuality. This is not right. I have seen many people spill out their emotions – their guts – online and I did so myself until I started to see that I had commodified myself. Commodification means that you turn something into a product which has a money value. In the 19th century, commodities were made in factories by workers who were mostly exploited. But I created my interior thoughts as commodities for the corporations that owned the board I was posting to, like CompuServe or AOL. And that commodity was then sold on to other consumer entities as entertainment. Cyberspace is a black hole, it absorbs energy and personality and then re-presents it as an emotional spectacle. It is done by businesses that commodify human interaction and emotion. And we are getting lost in the spectacle.” – Carmen Hermosillo a.k.a. ‘humdog’ (1994)
Can’t simply deny she is now more right about it then ever.
This documentary is really worth watching!
Project INDECT totally freaks me out.
INDECT aims at developing tools for enhancing security of citizens and protecting confidentiality of recorded and stored information. INDECT targets crimes both in virtual (e.g. Internet child pornography, promotion of totalitarian symbols, trafficking in human organs,spread of botnets, viruses, malware) and real environments (e.g. terrorism, hooliganism, thievery). Furthermore, INDECT targets also threat detection (e.g. fire, artificial crowd, abandoned luggage, and people on rails).
It just reminds me of what George Carlin once said:
“They don’t want a population capable of critical thinking”, “they want obedient workers, obedient workers….”
Related Wikileaks documents:
- “EU social network spy system brief, INDECT Work Package 4, 2009” – Wikileaks, October 4, 2009
- “UK MoD Manual of Security Volumes 1, 2 and 3 Issue 2, JSP-440, RESTRICTED, 2389 pages, 2001” – Wikileaks, October 3, 2009
Scanning the track list of the DMC DJ Only 138 CD, I came across a remarkable track title: “Why Don’t You Love Me (MK Ultra Radio Mix)” from Beyoncé. WTF?!
I mean… Of course they can come with an excuse that this ‘MK Ultra’ has a different meaning. But I can only think of one. Project MK Ultra (or MKULTRA or MK-Ultra). Listen to the song and decide for yourself: Read the rest of this entry »
It’s pretty much just commercial, I guess I don’t need to explain why this is a sick development.