Britain Gets Yet Creepier

theagitator.com/archives/027660.php#027660
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.”

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