Re: Tiny toffee size camera

From: Zero Powers (
Date: Tue May 30 2000 - 13:05:46 MDT

>From: Spike Jones <>

>This camera thing is a lot like guns in many ways. They really cannot
>be outlawed. If they outlaw cameras, only outlaws will have cameras.
>They are getting steadily smaller and cheaper. They can be used for
>good or evil, and you can bet they will be used for both. Criminals
>are toast. But perhaps so are we, if we really want *assurance* that
>no one is watching us in our bedrooms.
>So far I have taken the stance that our attitudes do not matter much.
>Surveillance is coming anyway. I still think that. spike

Same here. I just take it a step further and say that I think it will be a
good thing. There is no benefit without some detriment, and that certainly
holds true for transparency. But on the whole I am convinced that society
as a whole will benefit greatly from transparency, so long as its power is
distributed and not kept in the control of the relative few.


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--Thomas Jefferson

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