David and I have not attended many lectures on this cruise....Very little has appealed since Roger McGuin left the ship. This morning though one did take our attention. It was about terrorists! We have encountered several Americans with real hatred of Muslims and were interested as to how it was going to be treated.
The lecturer was British which was a surprise...and he was very interesting. He talked us through several serious air crashes and talked about the security checking measures in place not just in airports but everywhere, including here on board the Queen Elizabeth.
Apparently we all have our public profiles which contain our flying history as well as our cruising history. What we buy, how we spend our time, they are all collected and kept as records which can be seen at the flick of a switch...
I think it was meant to reassure us but it actually had the reverse effect...is nothing sacred ?
Every cocktail, every piece of jewelry , every small purchase I have made on every cruise, it's all logged on my profile! This is not reassuring at all, but I suppose it lessens the likelihood of getting a terrorist attack from within!
This mornings speaker was excellent and told us some good jokes. But he also opened up some interesting debates.....is Big Brother alive and well and living in a large overseeing computer! There is a picture coming together in my mind of a large brain, unsupported by any body, which knows everything about us all....it's not a comfortable vision!