Joseph Ratliff

I write, I draw, and I think about technology’s impact on society.


“Sealed For Your Protection”

I opened a new bottle of probiotics this morning, and it had one of those circular “seals” on the top, you know, the one that says “Sealed for your protection.”

And that seal got me thinking… how much protection do we need? How much security is enough?

How much homogenization, pasteurization, disinfection, national security, etc… do we need before we stop, or at least slow down and allow nature (and our own individual and collaborative thoughts) to do the rest?

How many wars (not just abroad I’m afraid), surveillance methods, widespread data gathering efforts, etc… do we need before we say we have ENOUGH?

(In my opinion, the idea of “World Peace” will never happen if we keep fighting, and finding more reasons to fight etc…)

And don’t get me wrong…

I respect our soldiers for what they do, my best friend was a Marine. I respect the good intentions of all the people involved in trying

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