posted on Jul, 9 2009 @ 05:20 AM
reply to post by DataWraith
Thats another good point you make and I agree with the concept of what your saying.
Tensions between governments and between governments and populations are probably at an all time high and as you say it appears that any slight glitch
could cause havoc.
Isn't there more CCTV cameras in the UK than any other country in Europe? I find that shocking, I also find it shocking that we have so many cameras
yet they don't seem to be helping to that a proportionate level of crime.
I think the governments and the general population are lot more paranoid than we they used to be, I'll blame the rise in terrorism activities amongst
other things for this.
The increase in surveillance and CCTV cameras does at times make me think we are heading for an Orwellian world. In essence your saying where does all
Its only going to get worse and worse, I don't want to see the day we have thought police patrolling the neighbourhoods...
I was watching a program the other day that showed a certain part of the UK gets its council members to employ members of the public to walk/watch the
beach and report people who allow their dogs to soil the place.
While I agree its not nice walking around a beach with dog poo, I though it was a little extreme to pay people to grass on each other.
I wonder how much of the information obtained through Echelon actually helps in the fight against terror? Obviously we won't know because that
statistic is most likely classified but it would be interesting to find out.
If Echelon data helps stop a large terror attack would that warrant its existence?
Should we accept that we may occasionally be monitored? If in other instances this monitoring system prevented a terrorist attack and thus saved the
life of one of your children then should we tolerate it?