Monday, May 17, 2004

Big Brother on Ayers Island

This month's Crypto-Gram has a link to Wired News: Big Brother to Watch Over Island, which talks about an island which will be under total surveillance. They're going to have motion sensors and cameras everywhere, and an AI looking over it all to decide who should be watched more closely. I found this quote interesting: "Which is worse? Knowing that a computer is tracking your movements, or walking around looking over your shoulder, being afraid someone is going to attack you?" This is a false dilemma. You don't have to live in fear just because a computer is not tracking your movements. Most people do it daily.
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