Obviously we’re under constant surveillance, a camera on every phone, a camera in every home. Wake up people, it’s 2011.
—RAPPER BOBBY RAY
PEOPLE WITH THE BEST BS BAROMETERS are the ones who can quickly spot deviations from the baseline—like my friend Marti the private investigator, whom we first met in chapter 4.
Marti was hired by a trucking company to investigate who was at fault when a tractor-trailer full of iPods was stolen. The pair of drivers had been instructed that, before they turned in for the night, they were to back their truck up to an electrified fence in order to discourage anyone from swiping their pricey load. Sadly, the team had not backed up the truck, and sure enough, the next morning, ...