Glenn is torn: Hates surveillance state, loves self driving cars

Would you like to have a self-driving car? Glenn got to drive something very close to one over the weekend and it was very, very cool. But new technology means sacrificing quite a bit of personal information to the growing surveillance state.

Glenn said he got to driver a "driver assist" vehicle to church, and it was unbelievable.

"I drove it over the weekend, and I drove it to church. And on the way home, my kids are like freaked out by this," he said. "You push what used to be cruise control, and you set the cruise control, and then you -- and then you decide how many car lengths you want to be from the car in front of you. So I set it to like two car lengths. Set it at church. I did not touch the gas or the brake until I got home."

"It's insane. You're steering the car. The car won't let you go out of your own lane. You put on the blinker, and you can switch lanes. You don't put on the blinker and you just kind of drift. First, the steering wheel vibrates. Then if you don't correct, it automatically corrects for you and keeps you in your lane."

While Glenn thought the car was insanely cool, he fears that it will cause the next generation that grows up with it to lose another skill.

"I am so schizophrenic on this, it's a love/hate relationship with technology," he explained. "I think my kids, eight and ten, the youngest kids, I think they'll both get their driver's licenses, but it won't matter."

According to Glenn, the car had a number of cameras on it as well. It enabled him to do some cool stuff, but again made him nervous.

"I could drive this car, like at high speeds, I think, in reverse. Because it has cameras everywhere. This is my worst nightmare. I don't even know how many cameras it has on it. Has cameras everywhere. When you back up, it puts the backup camera on your screen. So this camera, the screen splits when you go into reverse. And it shows you an aerial view of the car," Glenn said.

Glenn said there were a number of cameras on the car that helped create a composite image of your surroundings, placing your vehicle at the center.

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'The Fedcoin is HERE': Glenn Beck reveals what the Fed was up to while YOU weren’t watching

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While Americans were preparing for Thanksgiving last Wednesday afternoon, the Federal Reserve moved forward with its "Central Bank Digital Currency" program, and that wasn't the only controversial policy that was rolled out while you weren’t watching.

On the radio program, Glenn Beck reviewed the latest financial stories you may have missed over the holiday weekend, including how Biden's pause on student loan payments may be extended again and yet another sketchy Hunter Biden investment.

"You might have missed what happened Wednesday afternoon at the Fed," Glenn began. "They started their CBDC, Central Bank Digital Currency. Yes, the Fedcoin is here. Now they rolled it out on Wednesday — I mean, that was the only day they could do it, you know, because they've been denying that any of this stuff was happening. But they could only get it [launched] when no one was paying attention. So they rolled it out, and it's in its beta test now."

"By the way, India just rolled out its retail pilot program for digital rupees as well. But don't worry," he continued. "Maybe we should start having the conversation of, 'Gosh, this looks like the mark of the beast.' I mean, doesn't it? But surely it's not. Of course not. Not from the U.S. government. They never do anything underhanded or evil. Never."

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BIGGER than Tiananmen Square? Here's what the China protests are REALLY about

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China has been locking its citizens down for over two years under its zero-COVID policy, and it's becoming more and more clear that this isn’t just about COVID but something much more serious: slavery and control. Now it looks like many citizens have had enough. Protests are currently spreading throughout China and, unlike during the Tiananmen Square protests, the word is getting out.

On Monday's radio program, Glenn Beck looked into the protests' "real motivations," explained how they’re different from the 1989 protests at Tiananmen Square, and predicted how these events are a "game-changer for the entire world."

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The American Journey Experience is the new home of the car Orson Welles gave to Rita Hayworth. Orson Welles gave this car to his future wife Rita Hayworth for her 24th birthday.

George Orson Welles was an American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter who is remembered for his innovative and influential work in film, radio and theatre. He is considered to be among the greatest and most influential filmmakers of all time and his work has had a great impact on American culture.

Every year as Thanksgiving approaches, the fear of politics being brought up at the dinner table is shared by millions around the country. But comedian Jamie Kilstein has a guide for what you should do to avoid the awkward political turmoil so you can enjoy stuffing your face full of turkey.

Kilstein joined "The Glenn Beck Program" to dissect exactly how you can handle those awkward, news-related discussions around the table on Thanksgiving and provided his 3-step guide to help you survive the holidays with your favorite, liberal relatives: Find common ground, don’t take obvious bait, and remember that winning an argument at the cost of a family member won’t fix the issue you’re arguing about.

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