I work with high tech security systems everyday in the workplace. It's my job to spec, install and maintain systems that protect my employers
assets, real estate and employees. It's needed to restrict access to areas and for investigative purposes in the event of breaches of company
regulations. I also agree, up to a point, with CCTV surveillance in public places, although most of the time any video footage is used for
investigations of events rather than an effective deterrent.
What I do object to most strongly is the push towards a total surveillance society where we can be tracked wherever we go, by purchases we make - even
to the point of having to have government sanctioned ID in order to make purchases or get at our money that the banks hold.
As others have mentioned already, where I go, how I get there, by what route and at what speed is nobody's business but mine. We are getting to to
the point where we are ALL treated like potential criminals who must be watched day and night. Monitored constantly to make sure we don't step out
What many people seem to forget is that it is the government that works for us, not the other way round. If everyone just said no, what are they
going to do? Arrest us all?
Having a biometric and RFID chipped ID card is not going to stop someone mugging me in the street, stealing my car or blowing up a bus. Heck, the
perps will most likely be card carrying citizens too
Those in power are able to suspend the rule of law, lie, cheat and steal with impunity and teflon coat themselves and hide their activities from the
population on a daily basis. In short, they seem to be exempt from the same scrutiny they would apply to us, their employers.
I am a citizen of this planet, not a bit of livestock to be catalogued and used purely to finance big government.
The government should fear the power of the people, we should not be fearing the power of the government.