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It's public, that means that the public should decide what goes on in the public area. Your assuming the public has sanctioned the cameras to go up, or your saying the government should be able to decide what goes on everywhere?
It's our reality and it was layed upon us slowly, like carefully unfolding a blanket. cell phones for safety convience and downright cool factor, we were supposed to have the foresight to know they were going to have the desire or technology to spy on us?
Groupthink isnt science fiction, its science fact. What is ironic about a group of people online in this thread engaged in group think?, can anyone, not just Druscilla at this point, because going through this post is a joke, its really a joke and its an obvious troll. Druscilla, your part of group think. Living in society like the model citizen you portray yourself to be, is groupthink, no bones about it.
Your saying you have some special knowledge and awareness that lets you rise about social media and groupthink... where do you shop? what kind of car do you drive? im wondering the extent of your alternative lifestyle. Your just like everyone else but with delusions of grandeur.
Originally posted by TheCaucasianAmerican
I feel bad for city people...
I live in the California mountains in a forest... no cameras here!
We can do pretty much anything and not see a single trace of civilization for miles sometimes.
We pretty much just get to see old retired people golfing.
The Panopticon is a type of institutional building designed by English philosopher and social theorist Jeremy Bentham in the late eighteenth century. The concept of the design is to allow a watchman to observe (-opticon) all (pan-) inmates of an institution without their being able to tell whether or not they are being watched.
The design consists of a circular structure with an "inspection house" at its centre, from which the managers or staff of the institution are able to watch the inmates, who are stationed around the perimeter. Bentham conceived the basic plan as being equally applicable to hospitals, schools, poorhouses, daycares, and madhouses, but he devoted most of his efforts to developing a design for a Panopticon prison, and it is his prison which is most widely understood by the term.
Bentham himself described the Panopticon as "a new mode of obtaining power of mind over mind, in a quantity hitherto without example
Originally posted by Ezappa
As for technology like "Facial Recognition" the only places with it would be some government building or something like that. Facial recognition is still years away from the from the city streets.
Also for the facial recognition system to be effective you have to be a known criminal that has had mugshots added to the database, its not as if the camera can know who you are just from capturing you going about your daily business.