Saturday, May 8, 2004

I don't think we're in Kansas anymore, Toto

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 friend’s 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 I’d like my GPS to have an optional “off” switch, so I could be lost if I wanted to.

4 comments:

kateh2ocolorart said...

AMEN to that..."Amen" isn't about God, it just means, "so it is".  Keep your cell phone on!  Kate

irjoyce said...

I didn't know you had a web-page until tonight, Uncle Chuck.  Now that I do, I have enjoyed reading your insights.  I guess our paths just crossed last night.  Keep safe on your scooter!

Love,
Joyce

lights4me40 said...

Now wouldn't that be a wonderful Idea, no more lost children or people in general...like you though, would want to be able to have the option to turn it off from time to time. Ü again, love your journal!

ceschorr said...

omg chuck, one of my residents used to wander across the street to the bar for "ladies night" with the strippers... we just let her go finally and sent an aide with her.... lmao.... sara