Are you tired of checking Twitter at 3:00 in the morning to keep up with Donald Trump’s presidential agenda? No need to worry, because according to New York Magazine, Donald Trump will be able to send mass text messages to the entire nation beginning Jan. 20.
Normally, these emergency text messages would be limited to Amber Alerts on a missing child or severe weather warnings. But, after watching the Trump campaign go rogue in successfully obtaining the Oval Office, who’s to say he won’t have a different idea about what is crucial for America to know via text message? Chris Lawrence, a Twitter user, even goes to the extent of informing his followers that these texts will not be able to be blocked.
Did George Orwell just jinx all of America? Could we potentially be evolving into the type of society that he described in his infamous novel “1984?” Because big brother can not only see us, but can now text us all!
There is some reassurance to this appalling news. According to Jack Swearingen from New York Magazine, there “are checks and balances on this.” The president-elect won’t be able to send just any kind of text message, because it will have to be approved by the Integrated Public Alert & Warning System. Yes, the time-consuming process must be approved by numerous people before the future president can partake in his favorite self fulfilling endeavors of pushing buttons. Hopefully, we won’t have to worry about any rude awakenings at 3:00 A.M.