Thursday, May 31, 2007


It's not exactly real-time surveillance, but a lot of folks are concerned about this Google Earth program.

Seems anyone can zoom in on pretty much anywhere and get a good glimpse of what's going on. Or, at least, what WAS going on at the time the satellite image was taken. Google Earth software is so powerful it can take you down to street level and show actual buildings, cars, and people. There's been a link to it in my sidebar nav for some time, so if you're curious, check it out.

The big news this week is that folks are finally discovering just how robust big brother has become - and some aren't so keen on having this kind capability available to the public. There's the guy who was snapped coming out of the strip club. The folks outside the adult bookstore. License plates. Living room windows. It's all out there. Aren't you curious to see what's going on at your house?

I personally like the idea that it's all out there - because then we can see what "they" can see. Why have that kind of technology in the hands of a secretive few when the masses would love a look-see? Now if you'll excuse me, I have some topless beaches to discover...

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