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Does anyone else find this disturbing, or is it just me?

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Actually I think it's good, because it draws attention to the fact that people are being watched. Because what's worse - knowing that you're being watched, or not knowing that you're being watched?

Plus the vast majority of people need a parental figure anyway, as evidenced by their belief in supernatural deities.

Do you have to take pills before you go on the internet to be this much of an ass online, or is it some sort of freakish mutant power which is energizedby the cathode ray tubes?

The next step down a very bad path...

I kind of agree with mike that bringing attention to the fact that they have a panopticon over there is only good thing about it. The stats on the number of cameras is insane.

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"Stop touching yourself"

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but that would be 'anti-social behaviour.' The way they were using that phrase alone really set my teeth on edge.

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yep. (though i knew it already)

*BEEP* You are fined one credit for a violation of the verbal morality statute...

*BEEP* You are fined twenty credits for a violation of the "You must wear pants" statute...

That reminds me of how pissed off a lot of drivers have become at gatsos over in britain. Apparently most of them have been set up to produce revenue rather than make the roads safer, so there has been a bit of a backlash

Benjamin Franklin Said It Best...

"They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety."

Benjamin Franklin, Historical Review of Pennsylvania, 1759

Re: Benjamin Franklin Said It Best...

Obviously, Franklin wants the terrorists to win.

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My first thought was, "Do those cameras have microphones, or are the watchers going to have the read my lips when I respond, 'Fuck you and your facist bullshit!'?" But then, I operate on a guilt principle rather than a shame principle, and thus my behavior chances not one whit if there is a camera or if there isn't one. You see, the cameras don't make me feel safe, they do just the opposite. What would make me feel safe would be if they replaced every single one of those cameras with a yell-box (like you see on a lot of college campuses) - make it an opt-in system, as it were.

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