The Lives of Others

This is my favorite Stasi movie. I watch it every year or so. It’s a good drama from the past. You know, it couldn’t possibly happen now, right? And certainly not in the West — especially not America! Anyway, the best part of the movie is watching what’s possible using utterly antiquated, manual systems. Can you imagine what’s possible with all of the super smart, modern tech tools we have today? The Stasi would be so jealous! Fortunately, we have nothing to worry about. We have laws and stuff and our politicians are fully accountable.