Then, this morning, I get woken up to news that four planes had been hijacked near simultaneously, and two were flown into the World Trade center towers, and a third into the Pentagon.
Oh. My. Ghod.
More people died today in those two towers, than live in my entire home town, including outlying communities. The war hawks are already circling, and I can't disagree with them.
The tremendous loss of live, and the destruction are just the first tragedy of all this, though.
The next tragedy we'll inflict on ourselves.
Just you wait and see... There'll be anti-terrorism bills introduced left and right in the months to come. And one by one, our civil rights will be pruned. With the blessing of the general public.
I bet that Cryptography gets heavy limitations placed on it real soon.
Facial recognition software will be hooked up to cameras all over.
I bet microphones will become almost as pervasive as cameras are now.
These are just a few things off the top of my head.
This is how privacy slowly erodes; in the name of the public good.
Hmmmm. I wonder if the upcoming Tolkien movie "The Two Towers" will have to change its name.