Originally Posted by Litofsky
Why would the government mandate this? What could they possibly gain?
Digital TV will allow governments to monitor the exact viewing habits of citizens across the nation. It's all about surveillance: they want us to be watched, whether its through observing your television habits or installing cameras at street corners.
They want to find potential security threats with this measure, or want to assist plutocratic corporations who want to tap into viewer data for market research, or dozens of other disgusting purposes.
It's all a conspiracy.