camera tech for crime prevention

Jeff Davis (
Fri, 01 Oct 1999 10:08:59 -0700

Cynthia (
Thu, 30 Sep 1999 09:14:26 -0700


>If you want to insure consistent punishment, I think camera technology
superior. Cameras can
>record ...

Thank you Cynthia.
Though obvious, and hardly original, this idea is so excellent that it deserves diligent repetition.

Cameras are now quite cheap, so re economics it has become eminently practical.

Cameras up and down your street, in and around you car, around your house, even inside your house. Every damn place.

I know. Shades of big brother. Yeah, it's a problem. But here's the basis of a solution. Appropriate access to the signals. The signals, live and recorded, are privately owned. Your house and car: you own the signal. Neighborhood cameras: the community members own the signal jointly. Big brother gets access to the signal only under rigorously controlled circumstances. (Yeah, I know. "Dream on!" you say. Well, a fellow can dream, can't he?)

With computer mediated distribution of the live "neighborhood" signal, people at home in front of their tv or computer monitor could get a picture of the on street activity. With a smart system, every car, person, and animal could be recognized and evaluated as familiar or unfamiliar. A child in the street, or a pet making a bid for freedom could be appropriately "apprehended". They'll be no funny business in this town. (No vandalism, graffiti, burglary, muggings, car theft, etc.)

A can of worms to be sure, but I think it has promise, IF YOU CAN CONTROL THE SIGNAL.

Big if.

Any suggestions as to how to get a leash and choke chain on Big Brother? he he he.

Best, Jeff Davis

	   "Everything's hard till you know how to do it."
					Ray Charles