Monday, June 30, 2008

Watching you and me

Here's a link to the Register's editorial on video surveillance, a virtually pervasive situation in the UK and increasingly prevalent in the U.S. Who cares if nothing happens if we're doing nothing wrong? It curtails individuality and spontaneity and eccentricity, without which a society is immeasurably poorer. It's one of the reasons I'm likely to live out my days in small towns rather than big cities. And we cite studies that suggest strongly that it doesn't even reduce crime. But it does curtail freedom.

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