It’s an interesting coincidence. Today is the ninth anniversary of the outrage that was the September 11 attacks. At the same time I’ve come across a couple of articles questioning the reason behind the current digital switchover now taking place and how it might be used towards violent ends. I’m not convinced this would happen, but its worth a thought.

The reasoning is that digital TV can be manipulated by the broadcaster. Just as we can use Photoshop to ‘air-brush’ digital images or can edit digital video footage it is suggested that it would be equally easy to manipulate a live image. And how would this be used?

The belief is that this ability would be used by unscrupulous broadcasters and governments to show you what they want you to see on TV. For instance, you could end up watching, a terrorist attack that isn’t actually taking place. This footage could then be used as justification for retaliation. All this is very dangerous stuff.

Like I said I’m not taken in. At least not yet. Even if this is possible, it would take quite an effort to cover-up in a free society. And in a dictatorship the authorities probably wouldn’t feel the need to bother about being so clever, having no voters to answer to. So, for now we can probably rest easy and enjoy all the new channels and HD quality digital TV is bringing our way.

Further opinions about these theories can be found at The Truth & The Light Ministries.