If you weren't paranoid before, it may be time to start paying attention.
"They" are spying on everything you do, and are collecting information about every purchase, appliance, vehicle or place you make, do or interact with. For the first time in history, we have arrived at a time when nearly everything is chipped, and almost everything is tracked.
It really is true, and it's no longer a conspiracy theory.
They are spying on everyone, collecting all the available data and tracking you, your family and everyone you know. All the time.
And worst of all, it does matter, it will be used against you – for revenue collection, social control, fines, fees and evidence if necessary – even if you haven't done anything wrong. Is it any wonder why many states have made living off the grid illegal, and have attempted to get everyone on the grid?
If you don't conform to the habits of most Americans – and harvest alternative stores of power, fuel, food, water and supplies, then your energy use and digital footprint (or lack thereof) will cast you as a suspicious anomaly, worth of investigation, seizure of goods, subject to violations and codes, and NOT off the radar.
Meanwhile, your interaction with other people will intercept data about you and your activities even if you don't carry a smart phone or wearables.
The extremes are already here. The murder case where police have sought data from an Alexa smart device is just the beginning of what is to come:
In what may ultimately lead to a precedent setting case and/or landmark court ruling, police in Arkansas have demanded that Amazon provide them with recordings made by an Amazon Echo device that was located in the home of murder suspect… (source)
Many other attempts have been made to microchip people, while the cashless grid has already found widespread acceptance.