The Dark Knight was released in 2008, five years before the Snowden leaks in 2013.  It was on UK TV last night, and I have referred to the surveillance machine that Batman built to fight the Joker. There were stories at the time that the US Federal Government were tapping everyone’s cell phones, and my reasons for quoting this piece of fiction is the conversation had between Batman and Lucius Fox on the latter’s discovery of the machine built by Batman. Listen to the dialogue in this you tube short cut.

We’ll leave the last words to Lucius Fox, played by Morgan Freeman.

Lucius Fox: Unethical, …you’ve turned every cell phone into a microphone….this is too much power for one person.

Too much power
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