The Canadian Imagination

What it means to be Canadian; examining and reworking Canada as a nation.

Saturday, July 10, 2004

When freedom ... is not

Wireless technology is not healthy for us. Useful, yes, boundary-expanding, definitely: but we have not grown sufficiently as persons to be able to handle the concept of that degree of limitless freedom -- of access, and thus to recognise the limitless invisible chain which masquerades as absolute freedom.

Wires force boundaries upon us, however unwanted. The vast majority of us remain as yet incapable of drawing them -- or even recognising their need -- for ourselves.

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