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April 5, 2007

English Deploy Talking Surveillance Cameras

The BBC is reporting on a program in Britain involving talking surveillance cameras.  The point of the story is that the program will be expanded to 20 regions in the country.  The sub-point is that Big Brother is not only watching, but holding conversations with his people.  If, for example, someone is littering,  the camera will call that person on the conduct and tell them where the trash bin is located.  Then it thanks them for using the bin.  As of now the cameras do not order the offender to litter re-education camps. Home Secretary John Reid said this was not secret surveillance, but "very public, it's interactive."  Yes, indeed.

Read more at the BBC.

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I can see this becoming a more terrifying prospect than a scolding 'law abiding' citizen - because the culprit will not only be told where to put the litter but they can't hit back at the scolding camera.

Posted by: Coll B. | Apr 6, 2007 10:01:49 AM

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