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  •  So you wouldn't mind, then, if a carload of (1+ / 0-)
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    government agents followed you everywhere. You have no privacy anyway, right? They certainly don't need to justify what they're doing to you! And it wouldn't unsettle you in any way if they were taking pictures of you (in public, of course) but would not tell you why they are doing it. You know that you haven't done anything wrong, Inland, so this wouldn't affect your day in any way. Not at all.

    My point is, being under potential surveillance, so easily, all of the time (because we're talking about cameras that can identify you in many of the places you go throughout your day and respond to a centralized database and not actually about carloads of agents following you) would potentially affect the well-being, emotions, and behavior of a lot of us. If you're immune to it, well, good for you.

    "As the madmen play on words, and make us all dance to their song / to the tune of starving millions, to make a better kind of gun..." -- Iron Maiden

    by Lost Left Coaster on Fri Aug 30, 2013 at 01:16:24 PM PDT

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    •  As far as I know, they are. (0+ / 0-)

      I think that what you're saying is, that they are overtly and conspicuously recording me to be threatening.  Of course, that's the exact opposite of the situation at hand, where everyone is recorded without any particular interest in any one person.  

      My point is, being under potential surveillance, so easily, all of the time
      I'm under POTENTIAL surveillance all of the time.  And yes, it's easy to switch the potential to actual.  Yet, we're all living our lives, just as we have for thousands of years.

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      by Inland on Sat Aug 31, 2013 at 01:32:16 PM PDT

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