Re: Surveilance was: Transhuman fascists?

Date: Sun Apr 02 2000 - 07:30:57 MDT

I have to confess that I've only been skimming this thread due to the volume,
but I think I see that the discussion is being carried out about what might
be a straw man, i.e. the notion of truly UNIVERSAL surveillance. I can't
help but wonder whether the discussion might be more fruitful if we
considered more possible scenarios. For instance, what if a community
decided that all police officers had to have a "shoulder cam" that recorded
only when that officer was on duty, extending the highway patrol car
"pull-over" cams that have been in use in new Jersey now for a year or so?
Or even less intrusive, that courts were to decide that a search or an arrest
that wasn't recorded was presumptively unconstitutional? Or that an oral
contract that wasn't recorded was voidable? Could those be bad things?

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