At the rate that technology is advancing, people will be implanting chips in our children to advertise directly into their brains and tell them what kind of products to buy." -Senator Hilary Clinton, in a July 20th speech
Really? We can do that? I still get paid right?
The portrayal of ad people as Orwellian puppetmasters gives me a chuckle because a) we can barely get our shit together long enough to agree on lunch; and b) I'm disinclined to accept that label from a politician with alleged ties to the Bilderberg group. Mind you, I actually agree with her underlying premise. Children too young to discern fact from fantasy should be off-limits when it comes to ads. I just think she could have found a less-crazy way to say it.
Needless to say, Jamie and I disagree on where to draw the line (he favours an anterior dural incision, the better to insert the microchip). Check out the fresh-from-hiatus words vs. pictures and let us know how much is too much.
Welcome back, Jamie!
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