2007-05-02

Lip-Reading Surveillance Cameras

It seems the UK has again managed to increase its lead in the "Biggest Police State in The West" competition (or was it world?). Lip-reading surveillance cameras? Orwell must be proud of you!

3 comments:

Niklas said...

I'm looking forward to the day when they implement speakers and monitors and start calling them telescreens! Oh the joy of Totalitarianism!
Btw, have you watched "Children of Men" yet?

Ben said...

But, but, this technology could be great for deaf people to help them understand what is being said.

However I understand it is of the utmost importance to distrust your minions and lay your will upon them.

eulogy said...

niklas
Yeah... shouting cameras would be great. They could even equip them with auto-tasers to make sure people behave (or just to entertain the guards).

I haven't seen "Children of Men" yet, but I'll hopefully get some time soon!

ben
There's seldom a problem with the technology, but how it's being used, and that is the case here (think nuclear power vs. nuclear bomb). It's a great technology which can for instance be used to help deaf people like you said. But on the other hand it's a great tool for oppression and the UK as well as the US don't mind using technology for that.