April 05, 2007
Many of Britain’s millions of public surveillance cameras are now talking. If they spot you engaging in uncivil behavior, they scold you. Even weirder:
…to make the systems seem more friendly, they’re talking about holding contests for local school children to become the “voice” of the surveillance cameras.
I can’t think of anything more apropos of the almost-fully-realized UK Nanny State dystopia than an anonymous British child scolding the citizenry over a loud speaker for littering or loitering or public ass-scratching.
“Please sir, remove your hand from her bum. No public affection on city streets is permitted.”