Ghost of Thanksgiving Future

Trust in Voting Machines

Next holiday season, the biggest story is probably going to be how [Presidential election winner] stole the election with the help of electronic voting machines. It doesn’t matter who won. It doesn’t matter by how much.

If you thought the Florida recount was a mess, wait until November 2004.

Nine times out of ten, I’m for the technological solution to nearly any problem. That tenth time, however, technology sends shivers down my spine.

Terminator, with it’s SkyNet and assassin machines, is scary. We’re working on unmanned, semi-automated soldiers and jet fighters today. Machines are getting “smarter” every day.

But I don’t think that’s anything compared to the horror that is about to be unleashed without a paper trail.