Britain Gets Yet Creepier
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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