Big Brother watches Big Brother ad infinitum

  Sethhaniel 11:17 24 Jan 2007
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CCTV to safeguard speed cameras

  recap 12:54 24 Jan 2007

And how many cameras is it going to take to watch the back-up camera?

  georgemac © 13:50 24 Jan 2007

Our local town has not even got CCTV in the town centre, where there have been numerous muggings and a couple of very suspicious deaths recently.

Nice to know that a speed camera is more important than the citizens of the country

  GANDALF <|:-)> 14:18 24 Jan 2007

The police do not make money off muggings.

G

  Sethhaniel 14:54 24 Jan 2007

Witness from upon lofty perch
Every angle covered by digital menus
Rights a thing we may have to search
'Eighty Fours' warning is finally with us

Believing that it would never be done
Evil eyes once just a nightmare
Intruding now your freedom gone
Nothing spared their glass eyed stare
George Orwell's vision come at last

Watched in every step we make
Always in the cameras gaze
Trying not to make any mistake
Caught on their electronic maze
Hidden lenses get their 'take'
Enough film filed to fill a library
Doomed now our every privacy

Big Brother in the here and now
Your photograph in their slide show

Holiday snaps they sure are not
Identity issues we may assume
Destined to fit the card slot
Don't expect a 'nom de plume'
Expressions of a human race
Now they have access to your face

Captured for a secret agenda
Acts that are our very nature
Moved digitally by video sender
Extracted stored our character
Rendered to the final image
Ask why am I on candid Camera

GSB (seth Haniel)

  Sethhaniel 16:15 24 Jan 2007

"'Watched in every step we make' Hardly"
depends where you live -

My town has cameras' on most street corners - and on about camera's watching cammera's I have taken photos of each and every one which apear along with the poem in my local magazine

  GANDALF <|:-)> 17:09 24 Jan 2007

'I have taken photos of each and every one which apear along with the poem in my local magazine'...am I the only one that thinks this is rather weird in a paranoid way?

G

  georgemac © 17:20 24 Jan 2007

I would feel much safer if there was a camera on most street corners in my town - it would be a great help to bring to justice those who are up to no good

I personally have nothing to fear from the cameras

I find it ridiculous that we feel we can put up CCTV cameras to monitor a lump of steel when a lot of towns still have no CCTV in their town centres

"Damaging a speed camera is a very serious offence" - not so serious as damaging another human being or someone's business or property in my opinion

  PaulB2005 19:59 24 Jan 2007

Thanks for the laugh.....

  interzone55 20:40 24 Jan 2007

The fact is that we are not watched every step we make...

Monitored maybe, but not watched, because there are far too many cameras for them to be watched 24/7. Instead the cameras record to hard-disk where the footage can be watched at a later date should it be necessary. Normally anything over 30 days old simply falls off the drive, never having been watched.

Data from Axis, a company that makes Networked CCTV cameras, shows that around 90% of footage from CCTV cameras is never seen by anyone.

Surveilence cameras are not there to prevent crime, simply to help catch any culprits should the need arise.

As for cameras to watch the speed cameras, we sell "Vandal Resistant" cameras, I wonder whether that is a description or a challenge.

  Input Overload 22:25 24 Jan 2007

i don't mind the use of cameras, if it cuts down on any crime that's a good thing. My journeys around town & to Tesco must make gripping viewing.

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