As we all can see around us, there has been a recent proliferation of simple devices that can easily take super-clear pictures to be sent anywhere, to anyone in seconds. I would like to give an opinion on this incredible power each and every one of us has to destroy another’s life with just one simple click. My opinion is simply this: It is simply out of hand.
This technology has been around in daily life to some degree since the late 90’s – all the high-class hotel bars showing live-feed of the surrounding streets, and all the news organizations and cable sports shows trying to out-do each other with their fancy studios overlooking the street and photographing everything around them. And then rightly or wrongly, September 11th accelerated this “Big Brother” thing exponentially from there. The difference is now this monster is literally in each in every one of our hands.
Maybe I picked the wrong century to be a “girl”. Going back centuries, with every “new thing”, there have always been messed up people using the new thing either in a way it was not intended or for ill will toward others. However, more than ever before, so many people in this world seem to lack common sense, common decency, or both.
It is forever a part of life now. There is no solution to this except to say that people should realize that just because something is not illegal, it does not mean it is not inappropriate or just plain wrong. Maybe it’s not all bad; at least in this century, I may end up on Y0u Tube, but at least I won’t get stoned to death or burned at the stake. From our roving reporter.