Thursday, November 02, 2006

Surveillance Society

A report today (discussed here) has confirmed that Britain is "the most surveilled country" in the world. So yay us for being number one at something.

The Register has an interesting piece about the report as well (here) which does seem to be saying that if you treat someone like a criminal, they're more likely to become a criminal. You can be considered a criminal by simply ticking a number of boxes on some databases that you have no control over. And you can feel like you're a criminal by having your every move monitored and being forced to carry an ID Card. So that's a win-win situation then.

Don't panic though, it's apparently not a conspiracy, just a worrying development caused by being in power. So that's alright then.



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