Re: smart pistols and cameras

From: Spike Jones (
Date: Tue May 02 2000 - 23:16:09 MDT

Joe Dees wrote:

> I am in favor of a rational discussion of any means that may present itself to reduce the deaths of innocents...

The past few weeks are evidence that we *really can* handle discussions
of an emotional and controversial topic without a flame war. The extropians
list is such a grand online party! I hope we keep it civil. {8-]

Regarding controversial topics, there was a show on Discovery regarding
surveillance camera tech. It was in the most libertarian, low tax
state in the U.S., Nevada, in the casinos. Im surprised none of
us thought of it: its perfect. With buttloads of untraceable money
floating around all over the place and being a thief magnet as well
as a strange attractor for every amateur card shark and trickster,
the casinos have every reason to buy all the latest and greatest high
tech surveillance gear, face recognition software, rooms filled floor
to ceiling with banks of whirring VCRs recording every wink and twitch.
And best of all, it has no Orwell angle: its all voluntary. No one forces
anyone to go into a casino. They had some wicked cool stuff there.

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