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Technocracy: The Internet irks busybodies once again

Wednesday, April 23, 2014
By Phil Elmore

My WND Technocracy column this week is about Airbnb, a room-sharing and sublet listing site that connects consumers with short-term and very specific housing and lodging scenarios. Airbnb has a competitor, LoveRoom, that allows randy strangers to find both accommodations and partners with whom to have sex in those rentals. While the service has... »

Episode 16, “Does It Hurt?”

Friday, April 18, 2014
By Phil Elmore
Episode 16, “Does It Hurt?”

  The squat man with the oiled hair resembled a toad. He smelled of Hongkongtown garbage. When he entered the interrogation chamber, thick fingers nervously plucking at his own shirt, VanClef did not look up. The Intelligence operative instead peered deeper into the scrolling... »

Technocracy: Is the IRS Reading Your Facebook Page?

Wednesday, April 16, 2014
By Phil Elmore

My WND Technocracy column this week is about data mining. “The taxman is reportedly using data from social media on people who file fishy-seeming taxes or don’t file at all…” Through analyzing the things you volunteer online, it is possible for entities both benevolent... »


Episode 15, “Apartment 81B”

Friday, April 11, 2014
By Phil Elmore
Episode 15, “Apartment 81B”

  Annika yawned. “He’s never going to come home,” she said. “They always do,” said Peyton. Annika tugged the chain of her gold pocket watch, which was fastened to... »

Technocracy: An Army of Liberal Trolls

Wednesday, April 9, 2014
By Phil Elmore

My WND Technocracy column this week is a follow-up to last week’s piece about the marginalization (and eventual criminalization) of conservative thought. “I think it would be pretty funny... »

Episode 14, “The Treasure Is Mine”

Friday, April 4, 2014
By Phil Elmore
Episode 14, “The Treasure Is Mine”

  “This suggests,” said the man on the kiosk screens, “that to foster amity among our differently unique fellow citizens is to pave the way for a future in... »