Liar. You know you’re just virtue signaling, pretending you want to help the poor when, in truth, you just want the poor gone, out of sight, no longer an inconvenience, no more human waste on the sidewalks. Oh, and when you said you were more than happy to have a “extra amount” of your salary taken out to “end poverty,” that was also a lie. What you meant was, you wanted to pay very little but wanted to force everyone else to pay — sometimes a lot — so you would no longer be faced with a life where you might interact with the impoverished and their leavings.
This is known.
You are a liar. A hypocrite. Selfish.
It’s known because all your texts are known, all your tweets, everything you’ve ever shared on Facebook, those complaints you verbalized — while Alexa was listening.
No one — literally no one on the planet — is preventing you from doing all you want to aid the poor, the sick, the infirm, the homeless.
But you do so very little.
Despite all your virtue signaling, despite all your boasts.
AI will know — or soon enough will know — what you really think, really covet, really believe, actually do. Maybe already does.
Everything you say, search, buy, wish, read, watch, share, feel, everywhere you go, everyone you are with, how much you spent, when, for whom, will all be known. That device you carry in your hand contains it all.
Oh, and it was made in China.
Your iPhone was made in China.
You believe that the United States monitors phone calls and all digital activities.
You believe Big Corporation has crafted algorithms that know exactly what you want, when you want it, and whether or not you can afford it.
You believe nefarious elements in “Deep State” have crafted backdoors into Windows, possibly into Google search, maybe into every router on the web.
But you give China a pass?
This seems unwise.
China has repeatedly and publicly declared that the private, anonymous web is dangerous. The country has jailed citizens for religious practices. The country has enforced policies that led to infanticide of girls.
China makes your iPhone.
This is now a national security risk and a personal risk.
Do you care? How much?
Can you go without your iPhone? Can you give up a smartphone?
Where can you buy one that’s not made in China?
You have given an anti-democratic nation-state the very powers over you that you mock when someone like me says God knows what’s in your heart.
Remember: the Bible is a makers guide. “But God knows your hearts.”
You mock religion, faith, belief, you refuse to fathom an omniscient being, but have already gifted that very power to a country and a corporation(s) that has never had your best interest at heart.
Liar — and foolish.
It’s all known.
Perhaps the surveillance state you have funded with your purchases will lead you to practice what’s really in your heart.
Would that be so bad?