Jay is the Keynote Speaker and Managing Director for The Starting Point Project. Over the past 29 years, Jay has spoken in numerous churches, conferences, secular schools, Christian schools, universities and various other venues, with audiences ranging from 50 to over 5,000. Learn more
The news swirling around Washington D.C. is that we are about to hear about the exposure of illegal activities within the Obama Administration where American citizens, including then presidential candidate Donald Trump, were spied upon in direct violation of federal law. All this against the background of accusations against President Trump that he colluded with Russians to steal the election from Hillary Clinton. Like an excellent magician, the Left is great at distracting people with one hand while the other hand does the dirty work behind the scenes.
In other news, we may be surrendering our privacy due to our fascination with technology such as new products Alexa and Amazon Echo. Are we virtually giving big corporations access to our homes, personal information, and even private conversations. Are we headed toward a “Big Brother” State as predicted in the classic book 1984? Eric Barger suggests Christians are becoming “enemies of the state.”
In our first segment, we check in with Jay Seegert of The Starting Point Project to discuss how feelings and opinions have increasingly become “truth” to many people, and the dangers of this trend.
Segment 1 discussion with Jay Seegert: ‘True for you, but not for me?’
From the article by Eric Barger:
Countless people around us – including many who should know better – have without understanding it trusted their privacy is secure and their personal information is safe just because it is encrypted and password protected. Not so fast. Google and Amazon have used our internet and website searches to target us with advertising. What else might they be doing, not only with the information gathered from our direct interactions with Amazon’s Alexa or Google’s Assistant, but with everything that could be known about us through the use of a microphone and/or camera planted in our homes with our consent and at our own expense?!
We are led to believe that the computers we buy and place in our homes and businesses, including Google Home and Amazon Echo, are going to be working for us. Instead, however, if we have these devices nearby, we are the targets of the information acquired by Amazon and Google through these devices. By the way, understanding that they are computers too, our so-called “smart” phones and tablets must be seen as mobile information gatherers for Google, Apple, and others as well. In fact, ANY computer, in any form, with a microphone and camera is capable of transmitting pictures and sounds, either with or without the owner’s permission and approval. That’s enough to make the paranoid among us unplug and go silent. But that is not necessarily what I am suggesting…
What if there were such a thing as a Christian Alexa?