Technological demonizing

by Phil Elmore -- It is a fundamental characteristic of our technologically driven society, and one that we have discussed previously in Technocracy, that technology distances us from one another. The paradox more…

Will Obama's thugs seize your laptop?

by Phil Elmore -- Twice in the last week, different reports of laptop confiscation have crossed the Technocracy desk. The first is not so terribly surprising; the second is much more alarming. more…

He wants you 'hatemongers' silenced

by Phil Elmore -- When Declan McCullagh's piece in CNET News sounded the dire warning, "Bill would give president emergency control of Internet," it wasn't a surprise to readers of Technocracy. Back more…

No, the Net is not anonymous

by Phil Elmore -- Her name is Rosemary Port. She's a remarkably attractive, 29-year-old student at the Fashion Institute of Technology, a SUNY school in New York City. She doesn't have anything more…

Our boorish, elitist overlords

by Phil Elmore -- The recent furor over President Obama's ill-conceived attempt to nationalize one-seventh to one-sixth of the United States' economy is a good example of an increasingly prevalent phenomenon in more…

'1984': It's here

by Phil Elmore -- With those children, he thought, that wretched woman must lead a life of terror. Another year, two years, and they would be watching her night and day for more…

Marine: Don't touch that mouse!

by Phil Elmore -- The United States Marines announced recently that those serving in the Marines are barred from using the world's most popular social networking sites. According to The Guardian, an more…

When toy guns become illegal

by Phil Elmore -- "Crackdown on illegal toy guns," the headline intoned. I literally did a double take, convinced I could not possibly have read that correctly. "Illegal toy guns?" I thought. more…

How's the 'Crackberry'?

by Phil Elmore -- That was the question a coworker asked me just last week. He and several others had been discussing the irritating habit, among several of our company's iPhone and more…