Re: camera tech for crime prevention

Xenophon (
Sat, 02 Oct 1999 09:05:22 -0700

The problem with ubiquitous cameras is one of privacy. Making the world crime-free is not that difficult for societies willing to implement programs of preventative restraint. Your argument of, "if you have nothing to hide, then you surely won't mind if we randomly search your property, tap your phone, monitor your e mail, or film your every move", is not only fallacious, it's vapid. You would appear to be the one who is afraid; fearful enough to sell out your 4th ammendment rights in the name of *safety*. I suggest you move to Singapore; you'll find others there who share your views about the sanctity of safety.


> Where Im going with this is: NO FEAR. Popular catch phrase
> today. If you are not committing crimes, then no fear. You *want*
> face rec instruments everywhere. If you *are* a violent criminal,
> then yes, be afraid, be very afraid. The future may not be your
> kinda place, but for the rest of us, face rec software is your friend.
> spike