Wait, What? Episode 7: I love watching train-wrecks
This episode starts out with the show’s reaction and discussion of the latest movie trailer for the Star Wars – The Force Awakens. For the non-nerds in our listening audience, you can fast forward a couple minutes to get to the meat of the podcast. The guys jump into a discussion about a non-government related collection of Personally Identifying Information (PII) and how that differs from government sanctioned collection of data, and where it differs (if it does at all). The guys also discuss “opting-in” to PII collection (“Little Brother“) versus the Orwellian version of Big Brother and how our choices affect this (or if we even have a choice anymore).
The discussion then evolves into a productive debate – with typical Wait, What? humor – over the importance, need for, and ramifications of collecting a person’s data. This rolls nicely into a discussion about the apparent acceptance of video/audio surveillance in modern society and how people seem to simply to not care that they are being recorded.
The show is very pleased to announce that we will be attending Awesome Con in Washington, D.C. at the end of May. We hope to get some on-the-spot interviews with some celebrities and other attendees. Our next show will air on May 8, when we discuss the unintended consequences of technology.
What do you think about the topics in this episode? Do you love us? Hate us? Got some great ideas? Please send in your feedback, thoughts, and show ideas. Also, you can reach the team on Twitter: Matt Angelicola (@MattAngelicola), Joe Harris (@Jwh37), Rob Russell (@batogato) and Jason Thomas (@jasonthomas). We’re also on iTunes – just enter “Legal Current” in the search box.