JUST BECAUSE YOU’RE PARANOID DOESN’T MEAN THEY AREN’T WATCHING YOU….Just in case anyone thought I was exaggerating a few days ago in my post about ubiquitous surveillance, check out this paragraph from the Economist:
The use of video surveillance cameras is also growing. Britain has an estimated 1.5m cameras monitoring public places. According to one estimate, the average Briton is recorded by CCTV cameras 300 times a day. As cameras have become cheaper, smaller and more effective, they are proliferating and can now be found almost anywhere: airports, aeroplanes, buses, shopping malls, schools, public buildings, offices, factories and increasingly in people’s homes too. Digital cameras allow the images collected to be stored and analysed much faster and more cheaply than in the past.
300 times a day. And that’s just the beginning.