I have had this idea for “The Off Channel” for a long, long time. I think I even posted about an earlier short attempt. And I had a thought about including Donald Trump in the start of a society where you had implanted media you couldn’t turn off.
And then I realized that most of the best dystopias I have enjoyed like “1984”, “Fahrenheit 451” and “Brave New World” started in the middle.
There is power there.
So I started typing more.
I’m at about 800 words, I would have had a lot more if my phone battery didn’t die during the write-in at the Seymour (CT) Starbucks tonight. I am glad though that I have an app to type on my phone with Google Docs.
I honestly don’t expect to get close to 50,000 this time. Although I might use it to flesh out some of my concerns about the security state.
My most interesting and frightening conversation tonight was with someone who said he worked in the security industry and that implants are likely to happen. And that looking at more people with all the data collection we have and computing power can spot the outliers.
We live in frightening times.