Sometimes I look at what I have written and worry a little bit. I look at all of this stuff I posted about the Google Purge of David Petraeus and Kip Ward, and how the use of information stifled voices of dissent. Sometimes I think I might come off as pretty paranoid. Then I see a little something like this:
The real threat is that Google, or perhaps just a few people within the leadership of Google, may be quietly operating as a private intelligence agency for the left.The information analysts and behavioral scientists are busy looking for better ways to predict how all sorts of subsets of individuals will behave. I do not doubt for one millisecond that some legislators, maybe for example Chuck Schumer, are listening carefully about collecting and managing information that wins elections. They seem hard at work putting little noticed appropriations and authorizations in all sorts of legislation, so that their analysts and behavioral scientists are authorized to harvest and view more and more data.
At the end of the day, however, they are taking something that is mine - unique information. I think that whenever somebody uses my information, they should pay a tax. Each time my information is passed from one machine to the next, a little more tax will be paid. The amount of information tax that must be paid should be subtracted from my income tax liability. I bet Google can figure out just how to do that.