One of the residents of the old folks home I live in wandered off yesterday. I went on my scooter and searched the parking lots for her. Meanwhile, a concerned neighbor found her wandering and drove her home. That made me look into the future.
I see a future in which we all wear GPS locators. Global Positioning Systems are already so sophisticated that they can pin-point our location on the face of the earth within a few feet. Imagine a world with no more lost children or senior citizens. No more getting lost on the way to a friends new house. No more abductions, kidnappings, or escapes. A huge computer would track each and every one of us.
When Big Brother is always watching us, we will want him to be like an actual brother, looking after our welfare, not secret police or a political leader seeing that we behave. I think Id like my GPS to have an optional off switch, so I could be lost if I wanted to.