This girl was reading about a competition the other day today where to enter you have to trial a telematics machine in your car. When she read about the implications of it – she though oh hell no! No chance!
Essentially telematics is an enhanced type of GPS system. It records speed, acceleration,distance, time travelled, and basically everything to do with how you drive and will record it all via satellite. Apparently the reason why this is being trialled is to give people a chance to prove how well they drive with the lure of cheap insurance premiums.
The question is – will it tell the police if you speed? Or doing something else they don’t approve of? The answer is no, unless the law requires it.
This girl does not like the idea of this. She owns two cars – a sensible diesel and a nippy MGF. She drives the diesel pretty sedately, but the MG, come on lets be honest its a SPORTS CAR and therefore its fun to drive it (better not tell KC that it might have HGF lol) Though this girl isn’t admitting to doing anything remotely naughty in it – other than perhaps things like this.
This girl does not want Big Brother watching how she drives. She doesn’t want Big Brother particularly watch her doing anything. Already in the UK we are far too controlled with more CCTV than probably anywhere in the world. She wants independence and to select what she chooses to share without masses of restrictions on personal freedoms. Not suprising then that she is a fan of films like V for Vendetta and authors like J12H. The problem is any further restriction on civil liberty that comes in always comes with the implied message of ‘it’s for your own safety and wellbeing, or for good’ but is it? Sometimes this girl feels things are so controlled here that people stop thinking for themselves sometimes, do we really want to be a nation of well behaving sheep?
Obviously this girl admits to disagreeing with governmental and regulatory control over personal freedoms…and yet….wants to be controlled by one man.
At least….well….sometimes. heheh
But she wants his control of her to be ‘human’
What would it be like if he could electronically know what she was up to at any one time? For instance, the other week this girl went on a night out and stayed out later than she said she would, and drank rather a bit more than she said she would lol. How would she have felt if she knew that Grimly knew exactly where she was , who she was with and what she was consuming (ok perhaps the evilness that is Facebook could control some of that) but no what it would be like if he could really know what she was doing at any point?
Worse, what if he could remotely punish her for any indiscretions or misbehaviours? Grimly does own some remote control electro-torture devices but what if it went further, more involved?
To a certain extent having everything she does, or thinks about doing, totally controlled is a turn on and also has been the subject of some erotic fiction in the past. However, in reality, it freaks her out a little.
The thing is, if this girl felt as though everything she did was controlled, then perhaps she would think about not doing certain things, therefore thoughts would be controlled as well as actions. Ok so Grimly does control her thoughts a bit, well a lot, since of course she wants to do things that make him happy. But if there was a consequence to EVERY action wouldn’t it get a bit strange?
This girl wants at least the chance of being able to get away with being a little naughty. Part of the fun is getting caught by human methods, by his devious mind catching her out, or by her being stupid enough to confess it either because she decides its sensible to do so or because he tortures it out of her. Torture for information wouldn’t be required at all if everything was already known. What sort of world would that be LOL