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THE EYE OF BIG BROTHER WATCHES YOU
The Eyes Have It…
The eye of the camera is watching you, recording your actions (or inactions). You cannot escape it.
When you hear the phrase “cameras everywhere” your first thought may be of ubiquitous surveillance cameras, watching your every move on behalf of the state, private businesses and corporations.
On second thought it may conjure up the hundreds of millions of cameras, mobile and Internet connections in the hands of ordinary citizens who are filming, sharing and remixing footage — …*
That eye can come from anywhere, from places you wouldn’t suspect. It can come at any time, or all the time. It can come from the air, from cameras mounted anywhere and everywhere, from computers.
The latest catchword is drone, which enhances the ever-watchful eye.
A drone—UAV, unmanned aerial vehicle—is an aircraft either controlled by ‘pilots’ from the ground or increasingly, autonomously following a pre-programmed mission.
Drones can be sneaky. The Tribune-Review drone just darts among tables where people stand talking, hovers over a buffet line and rises 15 feet in the air to survey the room. A tiny camera records what it sees.* Isn’t the helicopter just the cutest thing you’ve ever seen?
We can’t escape the eyes. We often cannot even identify the eyes.
Can you identify the watching eyes pictured throughout this post?