Re: CORRECTION: Re: Camera tech crime prevention

Eugene Leitl (
Sat, 2 Oct 1999 18:59:32 -0700 (PDT)

den Otter writes:
> Hmm, even if it [the surveillance] is private and distributed?
> Surely that could count as an expression of spontaneous
> order?

Even if you own an incorruptible camcorder, someone might still come and lock you up/torture you until you yield the secret. Distributing parts of the secret among several people just makes it tougher, not impossible.

I think ubiquitous surveillance is a remarkably bad idea. Once the infrastructure's in place, the potential for misuse is gigantic.