Sunday, October 01, 2006

Accessory After The Fact

New South Wales' Ingsoc Party has decided to emulate Airstrip One and install 'London-style' high definition closed circuit surveillance on its major train stations:

More than 280 new high-resolution cameras will be rolled out to complement the 6,000 CCTV cameras aleady operating across the CityRail network.

The cameras, which give a highly detailed picture, will give police much better close-up images of suspects and offenders than current technology, which only provides a silhouette and a general description of a subject.
They won't actually prevent any crimes, much less terrorism. They'll just be able to tell you what shoe company logo was on the suicide bomber's t-shirt.

-- Nick

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