Watch Yourself

There was one key topic that dominated a recent gathering of police chiefs. Cameras. A spike in crime has some arguing that YouTube and body cameras are forcing police to be too passive. Others argue that additional cameras will result in more police doing their jobs the right way. This issue goes way beyond law enforcement. We are all under increased scrutiny, and that trend will not change. There will be more cameras, more video, and more public viewings of actions that someone in your viewing audience deems inappropriate. Will the increased surveillance makes us behave better, or just strip our privacy and reduce lifelong movie reels to three-second, context-free outtakes? This will be a key question as we wander onto a set where we’re all extras in a movie where no one ever yells cut.

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