The myth of the supercriminal

by Phil Elmore -- What is the technology of crime? Since the first primitive man picked up a rock and used it to crack open the skull of his fellow human being, more…

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…