hidden image

Bob’s Banter by Robert Clements Avoiding the ET, IT and Police..!

Robert Clements Robert Clements
17 Oct 2022
Technology has made this happen!  And technology knows everything about you.

They were quite a few who came to hear me speak last week; corporate heads, industrialists and businessmen, and rightly so, because my topic was ‘How to Avoid the ET, IT and Police!”

It’s a subject that’s going to be of interest to thousands in our country as politicians galore are finding themselves behind bars, as the title of MP or MLA doesn’t give them protection anymore.

There are no closed doors to hide behind!

What does that mean for you and me? It means that whatever you do, say, or write is now known to the whole world. And more than that, it means that no more can you lead a double life, one for public view and the other behind a closed door!

How did this come about?

Technology has made this happen!  And technology knows everything about you. Have you realized that the ads you get on Facebook and Google reveal what sites you have been visiting? The other day Alexa suddenly added to the conversation my wife and I were having. For a moment my wife thought there was another woman in the house!

Alexa had been listening, to every word said, and it was recorded! Our lives are open today.

An article in the Economic Times a few years ago caught my attention. It said, “Data in 2025 – Huge, but not fully secure”. The article went on to say, “Within the next 10 years, worldwide, data about you, me and others is going to swell to about 163 zettabytes.” It is equivalent to 40 trillion DVDs, which would reach to the moon and back over 100 million times.

Can you imagine there is so much of who you are that is available so freely to people all around? Doors to hide behind are going, going, gone.

You don’t need Pegasus to find out what you are up to.  It’s there for anybody who wants it.

And if you have the ED, IT or police at your door, the usage has begun.

What do we do? That’s the question every MLA, and MP is asking now, and maybe as businessmen and corporate leaders or ordinary folk, you also should be asking.

That day when I spoke, they’d all come to hear the solution I could give, and I’m not sure they  went away too happy, because the only answer to a light being shone into the darkness of ones life is, I told them, “for that light not to find anything wrong!”

Yes, by default, honesty will be the only policy which one will have to live by, and a life of integrity and truthfulness will have the ED, IT and police coming out of your home saying, “This man or woman is clean! There’s nothing we can find!”

That is the only way..!

bobsbanter@gmail.com

Recent Posts

Eliminating GST on books and periodicals would honour Nehru's legacy and promote knowledge and literacy.
apicture A. J. Philip
15 Jul 2024
While Mr Modi continues his international jaunts, he fails to realise that he has never lost any credibility because he never had any.
apicture John Dayal
15 Jul 2024
Bishops in India have observed a weakening of the country's important democratic institutions.
apicture Arockia Rayappan
15 Jul 2024
Justice Agarwal's comments on religious conversion reveal a deep-seated bias and the alarming reach of Hindutva elements within the judiciary
apicture Cedric Prakash
15 Jul 2024
Forty per cent of child food poverty is reported in India, which is much higher than the global average of 27%.
apicture Prakash Louis
15 Jul 2024
Despite new labour codes and the e-Shram portal, unorganised workers in India continue to face challenges.
apicture Jose Vattakuzhy
15 Jul 2024
A smoking ban in the workplace has saved the economy.
apicture Pauly Muricken
15 Jul 2024
India can learn from the UK's efficient and respectful power transition.
apicture Vidya Bhushan Rawat
15 Jul 2024
The journey from traditional to modern classrooms highlights technology's transformative role.
apicture Rajani George
15 Jul 2024
They are your guilty ones. And I wonder how you will succeed in not 'sparing' them?
apicture Robert Clements
15 Jul 2024