1982 | TIME’s Person of the Year – The Computer

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Interesting that this riddle was chosen for 1982, and since that period of time Seattle has become the tech center of the world.


TIME’s Person of the year in 1982 was ‘The Computer’.

This matters because of 19-year cycles.  19 years later was 2001.  That was the year the government allied with big tech and the telecommunications giants to begin the process of spying on our lives with our computers, the ones on our desks, on our laps, and in our pockets (cellphones).

And don’t forget how they rolled out the PATRIOT Act which gave them the “right” to do so.  It was on October 26, 2001, 45-days after 9/11.

*Don’t forget about the 1968 ritual that revealed the plans for September 11, 2001 and the excuse for the technology intrusion.  Part of that ritual included the release of the film 2001:  A Space Odyssey, which is about technology overtaking man.  Read more here:  https://freetofindtruth.blogspot.com/2018/11/39-68-156-man-who-played-hal-in-2001.html

Now skip another 19-years, and here we are in 2020, with more and more chatter of moving more and more things to computers, and ones that not only go in our pockets, but our flesh.  Microsoft is making ID2020, a biometric scan of the body that reveals medical history, Amazon has developed very sophisticated facial recognition technology and is working on turning hands into credit cards, and MIT announced they can implant our medical records in our flesh through a vaccine shot.  Of course, 2020 is also the year of 5G, the wireless data technology that is a leap of approximately 100x in terms of speed and connectivity from the prior technology.

I can’t wait for 2039, if we even make it.