Wednesday, 4 April 2007

Big Brother Strikes Again - Talking CCTV Cameras Scheme Expanded

If you live in Middlesbrough I sympathize as I'm sure you know all about these "talking" CCTV Cameras. I have never had the pleasure of coming into contact with one. In fact, the whole idea repulses me. The Government is taking big brother to an entirely new level. "Talking" CCTV cameras that tell off people for littering or committing anti-social behaviour are to be installed in 20 areas across England. Apparently, these cameras are controlled by the control centre staff who watch then use a loudspeaker to tell anyone misbehaving to stop. Apart from being absurd and an unnecessary expense which Britain can ill afford, is this really the way forward? I have almost come to accept the nearly 4.2 million CCTV cameras watching nearly every move we make as a necessary evil. They did help us find several terrorists. This however, is going too far. Britain will feel more like a regime then a democratic country. The prospect of the future the way this government wants it is horrifying. Faceless cameras from above barking orders at us? ID Cards? Eye Scans at airports? I'm scared, are you?

1 comment:

tina said...

Scary and a waste of money!! Government should concentrate on catching terrorists not spending valuable time and manpower on yelling at children for littering!!
I am sorry for the surviellence society our children will have to put up with as Im sure it will get worse not better in the future