Personal Black Box?
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Sun Jun 7 05:23:32 PDT 2020
> >LMAO. Keep preaching surveillance technofascism Jim, you're doing a great job.
> It's too bad you cannot figure out what other people can. Yes, it is certainly correct to point out that a given technology can probably be employed both to help and hurt freedom, but that's only relevant if you only approach the question qualitatively, not quantitatively. Yes, a camera can be used by a cop to photograph a perp, or by a citizen to photograph a cop. But is that merely the only relevant issue? I don't think so. They don't cancel themselves out, if you factor in the number of incidents that might be photographed.
> But the public probably needs to see hundreds, or even thousands of similar incidents, but they don't, and that's mostly because it's mostly just random chance that a camera would be pointed in the right direction at the right time. However, the technology mostly already exists to allow people to take a continuous, 360-degree panorama of a protest. Will it see misconduct by rioters, even looters? Sure. But it will also show misconduct by cops, of a kind and extent that most protestors will want to see photographed.
> I suggest that most protestors will welcome this kind of technology.
All technology is a liability if there are no leaders. They amplify
the good and the bad equally. Unless there are leaders. Until then
they consume resources.
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