well if you thought those of who keep bringing up the reality of Surveillance Nation were nothing but a bunch of tinfoil hatters, think again.
Soon, all passengers boarding planes (after they go through the body scanner) will be checked against a "list" called "secure flight". They're pulling trucks over on the highway and running them through scanners. Portable scanners mounted on vehicles will roll, scanning all matter of vehicles, homes, people. Passports now needed for Mexico and Canada.
Almost every major road and intersection in the United States has cameras, more and more inner city areas have cameras on every corner. Our own DHS produces videos on their bio metric crowd control trailers they roll into major events and run people through. There's still talk of deploying surveillance blimps above the United States, the NSA still has "permission" use their spy satellites for domestic activities, supposedly "only" using them to assist law enforcement during major events. We know the next generation of spy satellites will be so powerful they'll be able to recognize faces. Facial recognition systems, retina recognition systems, thumb/finger scan will soon be the norm if they aren't already. The custom made advertising for when you walk into the store and the system recognizes your face or your retinas . . . that's just over the horizon, and it isn't a Tom Cruise/Steven Spielberg movie.
Facebook will advertise every where you go via your cell phone if you let it . . . and we already know about Go "you have no privacy" oggle . . . and how they are now practically joined at the hip with the government.
The government believes that everything just an inch passed the threshold of your door is public property and they should be allowed to track and follow you with electronic devices and don't even need a warrant to do it . . . not to mention warrantless wire tapping . . . and the ability to deem anything a "counter terrorism operation" by simple decree, anything done on the auspices of a "counter terrorism operation" means that you can be deemed to have no rights of any kind and they can do anything they want to you. (which is why the executive order on torture Obama signed just after coming into office is a giant ball of fluff).
Yes, pretty much everything meant to stop "them" is really in place to control "us".
Welcome to America boys and girls . . . Surveillance, Control Grid Nation.