posted on Feb, 4 2009 @ 10:27 AM
Originally posted by thrashee
Originally posted by imeddieone4202003
You ask why would they want to watch us? why dont we ask the same thing where in the UK there is one CCTV camera for evey 14 people, thats an immense
amount of monitoring, the logistics to man and operate that many cameras is insane, but its being done and the government is only adding more. And as
of last years they began adding Talking cameras where a loudspeaker is attached and the monitor can even scold the person they are watching!
Firstly, please provide support for these statistics in the UK, as well as support that they are "only adding more".
Secondly, we are not the UK.
Thirdly, these CCTV cameras must obviously be placed in public places, not people's homes, so the comparison is irrelevant.
Everyone knows the UK has gone off the deep end with surveillance. It's a model Big Brother state. Becoming more and more like the movie Brazil!
And as for your statistics, what OP said about one camera for every 14 people is true and it's here:
and now stands above 4.2 million, or one for every 14 persons.
I got the above bit from here: Source
It also tells us this:
The UK’s network of public surveillance cameras is the largest in the world (although China is quickly outpacing it).
Source for above: [I have to put the whole link here, and in 2 pieces for people to paste together, since the url has brackets within, and ATS is
parsing the URL code such that the link keeps getting chopped off at the wrong place.] "www.", then add "privacyinternational.org", then part 2 of
Here is a tidbit about the UK's official plan to increase CCTV surveillance, put into writing in October 2007 ("National CCTV Strategy"):
Read it for yourself
The CCTV expansion programmes outlined in the introduction provided funding to greatly increase the number of CCTV cameras in UK towns and
If that's not enough, read this:
The police and CCTV industry have been admitting the ineffectiveness of CCTV since the release of the National CCTV Strategy last October - but
the reason they have done this is to call for the expansion and upgrading of surveillance cameras in the UK, to a level that is no longer adequately
described by the phrase "closed-circuit television cameras".
The above article also goes on to quote The Guardian as saying this:
"If standards are better regulated and combined with the rapidly accelerating development of CCTV technology - such as advanced facial
recognition and analytics - CCTV will become more widely acknowledged as a vital part of the criminal justice system".
There you have it. The UK only plans to make the technology even more pervasive. Read that quote directly in
if you like.
And it doesn't matter that we're not the UK. We need to watch what happens in other countries (especially the UK), because our government takes
their research results and then implements them over here.