I've been thinking (actually, "obsessing" would be a better word) a lot about the nightmarish future we'll see in America and similar industrialized countries with the surveillance grid that's being erected around us. We who are infuriated by the destruction of our privacy need to start thinking really hard about rebelling against the Matrix. Anyone care to discuss ideas?
Face-recognition systems aren't yet completely mature or widespread, but they're certain to be fairly ubiquitous in the near future. As mentioned on other threads, it would be great to see people come up with "fashionable" ways of concealing identity in public. How about wearing a hat with a mosquito head net attached? You'd be able to see out of it, but it would be difficult or impossible for cameras to see in, since they'd be farther away from the mesh than your eyes would be. Muslim-style veils for women (or even men, for that matter) would be another option. Or maybe plain old ninja hoods. Any of these would look silly and/or suspicious if only a single person did it. But if enough people participated and explained what they were doing to any curious passers-by, there's a chance it could catch on, and people who did it would no longer draw attention to themselves.
Anyone else have any ideas? I really think this problem is serious enough that we should be doing more than just complaining about it.
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