I want a Big Brother type society, because people watching me turns me on. I'm such an exobisionist.
But seriously, the way we have it now is okay. We could beef up security a little bit more, like cameras on streets and stuff. Anything in your home or other private places is just too much.
Me: Alas, I was fired for molesting the resident lobsters. Their mandibles said no, but their antenna said yes Wum: and their eyes said "any spare change sir?" Me: Yeah, they were sleepers. Me: Lobster sleepers.
One problem that is overlooked is that cameras are not as good a deterrent as, say, a policeman would be. Cameras will not necessarily be live-feed, only recorded. In cases of muggings, for instance, this is too late. Someone has been robbed and the thief won't be caught simply because the police don't have the resources to chase up every last mugger. Camera vandalism would be an issue also. The poorest, roughest areas in the cities would remain being as bad as they are. Cameras would be destroyed and the police just don't want to go into those areas unless they have to. The theory of having cameras is a good idea and more cameras would help, but it's not a be-all-end-all solution. And as I've said before, the satellite surveillance is just impractical and far too costly.
Post by celticshiva on May 24, 2003 14:51:16 GMT -5
Hmph...how do YOU know?
Police are really lazy. Don't beleve what you see on the cop shows. have you ever tried to report a crime to the police? Soo much paperwork and them telling you they need 'more evidence' and blah blah.
I speak from experience. I have had my credit card stolen and used and I know exactly who did it, but the police keep saying that they need the 'original document' etc. which are property of the Visa company. *sigh*