William Thien

Has The Internet Age Turned Some Americans Into Robots?

Posted on: October 13, 2013

You often hear about how many corporations and businesses are so sensitive to the behaviors of their employees that they want access to the Facebook accounts and other social networking sites of their employees or potential hires and how said corporations pry into the private lives of their employees to monitor behavior. Eventually, such corporate behavior will begin to coalesce into one socially acceptable, legal ideal for all employees everywhere, a robot with a narrowly defined range of motion and allowable behaviors, certain zeros and ones, a mechanical code, a machine language so to speak. Are you a robot? I bet the idea has crossed the minds of some of you, just not in such concrete terms.

I believe much of such intrusive behavior by corporations is due to the predatory behavior of the country’s media which feeds on scandal and will often do everything in its power to destroy a company’s name upon discovery merely for the sake of ratings, even if it means putting people out of work. In other words, much of the drive to control the behavior of employees is driven by the ravenous hunger of the media for scandal. The media is driving social conformance because the corporation is afraid of the media.

Copyright © William Thien 2013

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