Steve Jobs' flying monkeys

by Phil Elmore -- Picture this: you're sitting at your computer, typing about the day's news and events. You own a popular blog, let's say, and you have quite a few subscribers. more…

A call to action in support of liberty

by Phil Elmore -- I've done something a little different in writing this week's Technocracy. I haven't taken a premise, built a series of links in support of that premise, and then more…

Government machines that can 'read your mind'

by Phil Elmore -- Back in 2008, Fox News reported that Homeland Security was testing a device that "can read your mind," a system called "MALINTENT" that "searches your body for non-verbal more…

Obama's hope to control the Net

by Phil Elmore -- Advocates of smaller government received some rare good news this week concerning government regulation of the Internet. Where your government is concerned, however, there is no shortage of more…

When technology enables despotism

by Phil Elmore -- What does your electric bill have to do with your car's wireless phone? The answer is, nothing, unless both are monitored and controlled by your government. Back in more…

To leftists, dissent equals hate

by Phil Elmore -- "In case anyone thought this was about [health-care reform]," sneered a popular progressive novelist on his Twitter page. He was "retweeting" – sending again to his own followers more…

The social-networking police

by Phil Elmore -- "And you wonder," wrote a conservative relative of mine, "why I don't want a Facebook account." He included a link to a news story he thought I would more…

No, liberals aren't smarter than conservatives

by Phil Elmore -- Nothing promotes popular culture libel – the propagation of myths, lies and misinformation in society and in popular media – as does technology. Ready access to information is more…

Self-defense shooters motivated by fear?

by Phil Elmore -- The purpose of technology, in its most fundamental form, is to amplify human effort. Firearms and knives, the most prominent of the tools, the technology, of self-defense, are more…

Does intellectual property exist?

by Phil Elmore -- Is it anybody's business what you download? A lot of government functionaries think it should be, and they want to put a gun to your Internet provider's head more…