June 27, 2005

Building Big Brother

On the subject of Shanghai, joining the mind-boggling number of cranes is an equally mind-boggling number of surveillance cameras -- 200,000, with another that many expected to be added within the next five years. No fooling around on construction sites, I take it.

Kudos to Vancouver for ditching a plan to install similar cameras (numbering less than 30, however) on the basis of U.K. evidence that they don't actually accomplish anything (neither safety nor feelings of safety).

Source: Globe and Mail

Posted by anatole at June 27, 2005 12:03 AM