Friday, June 17, 2011

Under Surveillance

I noticed the camera on this pole the other day and it seems everywhere you look cameras are proliferating. Once you start to look up a bit at poles and buildings you will notice cameras everywhere. I wonder who's watching all those surveillance tapes and what are they doing with them. Even in the picture below, there are three cameras watching this entrance. I'm sure they got my picture when I got theirs. I know security is a necessity, but I find cameras everywhere a little Orwellian.

10 comments:

brattcat said...

Makes me wonder what's going on inside there.

Jack said...

It is unfortunate that we live in a time when so much surveillance is needed, but we do. I am mostly OK with that. Have you noticed how many criminals are captured with the help of video surveillance, whether at banks, shopping venues, street intersections or elsewhere? It is a price I am willing to pay.

Luis Gomez said...

Yes, it is pretty amazing but they are everywhere. Same thing here in DC.

cieldequimper said...

Same here, with pretty huge debates about them. As for security checks, next time I'm boarding a plane, I'll be naked. That way, maybe they won't massage me.

Montreal Photo Daily said...

It's a growing trend and it's a growing industry. That makes me a bit suspicious. I really noticed it when I was visiting London, UK last year... they're everywhere.

Marion Williams-Bennett said...

It's scary how we live and go about our business, then when we start looking up we see these cameras. How long have they been there? Where else are they?

It's curious, but it doesn't make me feel safer.

Lois said...

It is a little unnerving!

Malyss said...

Big Brother is already watching us..20 years ago it was a nightmare, but now it's a reality..

jennyfreckles said...

They're everywhere. Sometimes I feel like waving to them all as I go past!

GW Bill Miller said...

9/11 has changed us forever. Hopefully we will come to a time when so much security is unnecessary but for now it is just something we have to live with. I don't feel it is an invasion of my privacy. I see the cameras and think; good, someone is watching.