I was scowering the murky depths of the Internet trying to find out what the general consensus was on the recent events with Edward Snowden and the NSA. The majority of opinions gravitated towards three schools of thought:
1) This is an outrage!
2) I have nothing to hide
3) Whatever, who has access to this information.
It was not until I stumbled across this video that a completely different viewpoint was presented to me...
It's a 15-minute video which may be daunting for the average YouTube audience. However, for us who are conditioned to 40+ minute videos via The Tek, this shouldn't be an issue.
To quickly summarize, he explains the phenomenon of the hive-mind and how subtle changes to our 'small' worlds render some of us in complete opposition to authority (the government). He presents an example where a certain unpopular executive decision was made despite the opposition of the people and how several years later it benefited the people. He concludes the video by explaining there are far more important things in the world that we should apply our passionate discontent to.
I have to say that his video made me take a step back from the situation and think about the bigger picture. There are millions of injustices occuring everyday all over the world, and they may be far more pressing than our privacy.
With that said however, I still don't want the government spying on me.
What are your thoughts?