31 July 2007

Big Brother?

Tele-surveillance cameras as seen everywhere in Monaco. The Prinicipality has the reputation of being one of the safest in the world. This one is near to the Musée Océanographique on Le Rocher.

Do you have such cameras in your city and do you think they are a good idea?

6 comments:

Ann said...

We don't have them...yet. They plan to put some up on the main tourist drag (the Hip Strip) some time soon though.

I'm not really sure what good they will do. Knowing my fellow country men, they'll either break them down or they'll try to steal them!

Zanabel said...

I've heard about these being everywhere in Monaco. I think they're common in the UK as well. Here, they are becoming more common. There are quite a few on the Capitol Campus and in one or two downtown public parks.

Some local cities are also beginning to use the cameras that clock your driving speed or monitor whether you run a red light. Motorists can then be ticketed for violations.

Zanabel
Olympia Daily Photo

Coltrane_lives said...

In the USA we too have them for auto monitoring (as Zanabel notes), public parking lots, and also on college/university campuses. More and more high schools are beginning to use them, too. I'm sure we'll see more of them in the not-too-distant future. You know, that BIG BROTHER mentality. Of course, cameras abound in places like Las Vegas and Atlantic City (Monaco)for the obvious reasons. Personally, I'm not too fond of them but do understand the need in some circumstances.

Sally said...

Increasingly, yes. I am annoyed by them.

travelphilippines said...

i havent seen any here in the philippines.

williamoff said...

It's a piti These cameras did not exist during Hitler times; they would have been of a big help for securing Europe from the bolchevic-terorist.
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