- The Washington Times - Friday, February 22, 2013


The information age is a double-edged sword. We have more access to information through our devices, but our devices have more access to information through us.

Because these “black boxes” pose no immediate threat to our privacy (in fact, they seem rather helpful), they initially may be met with more support than opposition. Yes, it would be great to have a device that accurately identifies the guilty party of a fender bender. Yes, having the ability to locate a car in the event of an emergency is valuable. But who’s to say these devices will be used only for emergencies? And who will have access to this information?

We must consider the long-term consequences instead of blindly nodding “yes” to these mandates. Devices like these are perpetuating the Big Brother nightmare that many of us are slowly waking up to.


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