Does Big Brother exist?

Prompt  ….


Unexpectedly the drive-way in to the ferry was not crowded as usual – in fact it was completely vacant. A nerve started ticking in Kris’s left temple.

He stopped the car and looked around to inquire about it. There was nobody to answer him. He got down and walked to the foot-passenger entrance. It too was nearly empty except for Joe – who informed him, that all the staff had been removed and the ferry was entirely managed by robots.  They also covertly collect personal and biometric data of all the passengers. Hence, ………

Words ~ 93


Thanks for the prompt Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. SHALOM.



34 thoughts on “Does Big Brother exist?

      • I agree, I have seen so many opportunities to give employment left untapped, whilst young people are driven into colleges and universities. … I started work at 16 and loved the freedom that it gave me. I went to university aged 55, the right time for me . If I had my way there would be much more flexibility.

  1. A great suspenseful end there. I’m not too bothered by robot-run ferries, but why do they need to collect biometric data – that’s the scary bit. Well done for getting us thinking.

    • Nearly all countries collect data and keep a vigil on its citizens – covertly as well as overtly. It is all right if this is used ethically. It is the covert methods that give rise to apprehension.

      Thank you for raising the main issue here.

  2. Robots running the ferry is one thing but what’s happened to the other passengers. Their disappearance can’t be good. I don’t like that ‘collecting personal data’ business. Good writing, Yarnspinnerr. 🙂 — Suzanne

    • I am with you as long as technology is used to increase efficiency but it should not be exploited to cut costs by decreasing employment. A proper balance with reference to demographic structure is a must.

      Thank you so much for your interest in this one.

  3. Not something I would be comfortable with either… maybe one day we will take it for granted! But for now, no thanks!

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