Saturday, 5 December 2009

The Gameshow Of Life

This seems very discomforting.

One UK businessman thinks he has come up with a solution by recruiting volunteers to watch live CCTV footage streamed over the web in return for cash prizes.

Businessman Tony Morgan sees his company, Internet Eyes, as the future with an army of volunteer spies monitoring live CCTV footage online and alerting police to any criminal activity they witness.

Their only incentive is a monthly prize of £1,000 for the best crime spotter of the month yet more than 10,000 recruits have already signed up.

There's something screaming at me that the idea of thousands of Big Brother's volunteer electronic curtain-twitchers snooping for the chance of a cash prize is deeply sinister. Probably because it reminds me too much of this.


Fausty said...

It's interesting that these initiatives arrive at a time when people can't get jobs. It's hard to think of a better recruiting sergeant than destitution.

Anonymous said...

Speaking about state interference
worth looking at.
Your rights, your constitutions, your very lives are being played around with and taken off you without you realising it and what for?…The better good???
Intel: and

Declare yourselves here:

Or do nothing while we are still

killemallletgodsortemout said...

“Life imitates art far more than art imitates life.”

Oscar Wilde, Stephen Fry, or some poof or other.