Tuesday, October 09, 2007
The more of this shi*t we are subject to the sooner people will start taking it down
There’s an amusing little piece on the Sunday Herald website entitled UK 2017: under surveillance ...
“It is a chilling, dystopian account of what Britain will look like 10 years from now: a world in which Fortress Britain uses fleets of tiny spy-planes to watch its citizens, of Minority Report-style pre-emptive justice, of an underclass trapped in sink-estate ghettos under constant state surveillance, of worker drones forced to take on the lifestyle and values of the mega-corporation they work for, and of the super-rich hiding out in gated communities constantly monitored by cameras and private security guards.
This Orwellian vision of the future was compiled on the orders of the UK's information commissioner - the independent watchdog meant to guard against government and private companies invading the privacy of British citizens and exploiting the masses of information currently held on each and every one of us - by the Surveillance Studies Network, a group of academics…”
It’s worth a read and the report it quotes from is nowhere near as sensationalist, either in its predictions or timescales, as it could have been
My own take on this subject is that sooner or later we’re going to reach a tipping point with all these cameras and databases. Once that tipping point is reached a significant number of people are going to discover a new found sense of purpose in this soulless, consumerist prison of a society which corporations are creating around us.
and that purpose will be to fuck those corporations' precious little cameras and databases up
Non violently of course
Looking forward to it…