I find it incredibly fascinating in this modern era of satellite surveillance, military drones and NSA wiretaps, that the entire world has apparently lost a Boeing 777 airplane carrying 239 people. How do you lose an entire airplane, people?
Even keeping in mind that disabling the plane’s communication was likely an intentional act (though not an easy thing to accomplish), I’m still finding it hard to believe that an airplane could just disappear.
In a way I find this almost encouraging, a silver lining in what is obviously a tragedy for hundreds of families whose loved ones are aboard. We keep hearing about the global surveillance apparatus, that a person can no longer “disappear,” that individuals are being monitored and tracked and observed a thousand different ways to Sunday, that satellites and drones can monitor your movements from hundreds if not thousands of miles away. And yet, 239 individuals just vanished off the face of the earth, despite all of this. Despite the cell phone tracking and the satellites and the military monitoring and drones which can scour the face of the earth, an airplane full of people has vanished.
I don’t get it.
Part of me feels like this is all an elaborate hoax designed by Hollywood to promote the new movie version of “Lost.”
Is this not just bizarre?