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Department of Homeland Security drone concerns

Postby Peru » Tue May 21, 2019 12:39 pm

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Re: Department of Homeland Security drone concerns

Postby Dave McElderry » Wed May 22, 2019 9:07 am

It seems like almost all technology today has concerns over security and privacy. I hate to say it, but I could believe this is true. So many times we cross over to the realm of what used to be science fiction.
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Re: Department of Homeland Security drone concerns

Postby Peru » Wed May 22, 2019 9:30 am

Dave McElderry wrote: So many times we cross over to the realm of what used to be science fiction.

I was an avid reader of science fiction (not fantasy) in college. I haven't read any SF in years because it seems that there is little "fiction " left.
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Re: Department of Homeland Security drone concerns

Postby sidd finch » Wed May 22, 2019 10:27 am

It is certainly not a stretch to think that information could be accessed from this collection. But Facebook does the exact same thing. Get a free service in exchange for just a "little" data.

Isaac Asimov really predicted the future....

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Re: Department of Homeland Security drone concerns

Postby Chris B » Wed May 22, 2019 12:47 pm

Behind Winston's back the voice from the telescreen was still babbling away about pig-iron and the overfulfilment of the Ninth Three-Year Plan. The telescreen received and transmitted simultaneously. Any sound that Winston made, above the level of a very low whisper, would be picked up by it, moreover, so long as he remained within the field of vision which the metal plaque commanded, he could be seen as well as heard. There was of course no way of knowing whether you were being watched at any given moment. How often, or on what system, the Thought Police plugged in on any individual wire was guesswork. It was even conceivable that they watched everybody all the time. But at any rate they could plug in your wire whenever they wanted to. You had to live--did live, from habit that became instinct--in the assumption that every sound you made was overheard, and, except in darkness, every movement scrutinized.


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Re: Department of Homeland Security drone concerns

Postby Peru » Wed May 22, 2019 12:56 pm

sidd finch wrote:
Isaac Asimov really predicted the future....

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Asimov was my favorite author for both fiction and nonfiction.
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Re: Department of Homeland Security drone concerns

Postby Paz_Pazzaz » Wed May 22, 2019 10:21 pm

Mr. B and I took turns reading The Foundation Trilogy aloud to one another during the early years of our marriage. No TV. Not much of anything, as a matter of fact. We had a toilet tissue box for a dinner table and two, outdoor, aluminum folding chairs with the plastic webbing in the kitchen. A mattress on the floor in the bedroom. Ah, those were the days!

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Re: Department of Homeland Security drone concerns

Postby Peru » Thu May 23, 2019 9:20 am

Paz_Pazzaz wrote: The Foundation Trilogy


There is a "fourth" book of the trilogy:
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/766 ... ion_s_Edge
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Re: Department of Homeland Security drone concerns

Postby sidd finch » Tue May 28, 2019 10:44 am

would that make the book series a quadrology?

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Re: Department of Homeland Security drone concerns

Postby Paz_Pazzaz » Fri May 31, 2019 10:42 pm

Four? I had no idea. Did civilization survive??? (hmmmm..... considering Asimov's generally optimistic theology, I's guess, YES. After all, HIS robots all too the oath! Not like the Terminators of today's fiction! :fg:

Good Q, Sidd!

I had to look it up!

"You can call a series of four films (or books) a tetrology or a quartet, a series of five a quintet or pentalogy (or maybe even quintology), but "sextet" seems to be the standard usage for a series of six. "Sextology" and "hextology" have apparently been used by some, but they do not appear to be widely-accepted words."
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