My sources tell me that this project was the brainchild of a mysterious Imagineer and CTO by the name of Scott Watson. Surely this could not be the same Scott Watson I knew from the early 1990s? He seemed like such a nice guy. [Note: Mr. Watson has not replied as of yet to my emails. I suppose he is just too busy hanging out with his real friends].
People are foolishly concerned about the NSA when perhaps they should worry about things closer to home. What are the privacy and first amendment issues of these new mouse ears? Are our positions being sent without our knowledge to some mouse server in a vault? Is this project part of a larger collaborative effort to develop mind control technology with the CIA? Is Burning Man somehow involved? These and many other questions flashed through my mind all at once but I have none of the answers.
But this is certainly a topic that needs to be discussed in a public forum and ultimately our loyal public servants need to determine whether or not there should be regulation to protect the freedom and privacy of mouse ears everywhere. As with the use of unmanned aerial vehicles in public skies, this technology has policy implications.