“Uh, officer, why are you pulling me over?”
“You were doing 73 in a 60 mile-per-hour zone.”
“Sir, you don’t even have radar in your car. How can you possibly know how fast I was driving?”
“Your cell phone told me so. Your driver’s license and registration, please.”
In Georgia, the handwriting has been on the wall for a couple of years. But the technology is just now being implemented via a partnership between private industry and the government (using your money, of course).
If this partnership has its way, then shortly Georgia will join other states in massive use of this technology to track motorists’ speed, location and direction.
That’s right, the technology is capable of computing the speed of the cellphone in the vehicle, and thus the speed of the vehicle. “But wait a minute,” you might protest, “doesn’t that give the government the capability to determine if I am speeding, and then issue me a speeding ticket?” Yes, it does.
But don’t worry, the bureaucrats promise, the technology would never be employed for such a purpose. And they vow the information will be forever encrypted and unidentifiable — cross their hearts.
One wonders if Big Brother will likewise be tracking how fast their officers are traveling while en route to the closest donut shop.