“It is my belief that within 10 years, every single thing of value
on the surface of the Earth is going to be tracked and traced,
including you, your dog, your children, your car,
and anything that you own which is of value.”
George Buckley, Ph.D, CEO of 3M Co. from 2005 until his retirement in 2012,
in a May 2006 speech to Wall Street analysts
at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City.
It’s now been 11 years since that prediction, and we’re not quite there yet.
But, can anyone doubt that we’re headed that way?
Welcome to Total Surveillance.
3M is now a leading manufacturer of ankle monitoring devices
required to be worn by people awaiting trial for certain offenses,
by parolees, by convicted sèx-offenders, and others.