Re: camera tech for crime prevention

Spike Jones (
Sat, 02 Oct 1999 08:10:22 -0700

> > spike: NO FEAR. Popular catch phrase
> > today. If you are not committing crimes, then no fear. You *want*
> > face rec instruments everywhere.
> Fuck that. You're insane. Face rec, in and of itself as a technology
> is one thing -- putting that technology to use is another.
> Cameras are all over the place, some of them watch the streets. What
> would stop John Q. Officer from watching me walk along the street,
> match my face, and just pull up my file for the hell of it? Nothing.

Nothing. But with these cameras, why would cops need to be on the street? They could work in offices like the rest of us, going out only to apprehend perps. They will have plenty to do without taking the time to hassle the rest of us. spike