Canvassing for Opinion - aka "Blairs Brain on Cannabis"

IMHO prohibition sentiment requires inherent addiction to status quo, an incapacity to visualise beyond the here and now and a desperate desire to know others might feel the same... Reform is not revolutionary, rather it is evolutionary. Having survived banging your head against a brick wall the evolutionist relishes having stopped. / Blair

Monday, January 31, 2011

Guilt by Machine!

A closed-circuit television camera in a tree, ...Image via Wikipedia Roll over George O.

Police using new automated technology to help find stolen Wellington cars

If the public seriously believe the hype being given to 'stolen vehicles' maybe the media should inquire, where are the beneficiaries of this technology, all the happy original owners?
This is nothing more or less than watered down face recognition by proxy.
The Police can track (and trace) anyone 'of interest'... without a search warrant. There need be no intervention at the time, only a record of speed and direction.

We need look no further than this inane quest to create the 'silent' policeman. Number recognition of plates can be done (and logged) from existing surveillance camera technology we see over every controlled intersection with no more computational power than is in an IPad/Cellphone.

The question is, should we?

Three surveillance cameras on the corner of a ...Image via WikipediaThis is not about 'tear up the protections of the Magna Carta... and the rignt to travel unimpeded upon the Kings Highway' rather the right of the state to maintain 'absolute transparency' just in case it may need to and all predicated on 'fears' where there should be none. 

Chomsky and manufactured consent comes to mind. We are creating, yet again, a recipe for more 'deviancy amplification' - remember Len Snee and Gage the dog!

We are (by our silence closely resembling stupidity) creating the very problem we set out to solve... and at our expense, no accounting required.
Hell, they are probably reading this...

 Blair Anderson  ‹(•¿•)›

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