On Wed, 03 Mar 1999 23:17:56 -0800, you wrote:
>Having just finished watching the American tragicomedy, the
>Monica and Bill show, I am sitting here listening to the news.
>A camera, installed in a public place, is responsible for
>apprehending a rapist, right here in the neighborhood. This
>is the clearest news-illustration of the classic modern dilemma:
>give up privacy in exchange for security? Or not? spike
Absolutely! I think omnipresent cheap and functional video cameras *everywhere* is going to be one of the best side effects of technology yet seen. There will be massive griping and manipulation of the news media propaganda machine by those who have the money, but in the end, this will benefit the vast majority of people.