Since this is being written before the contest is finished, we will have to wait until Wednesday to find out who the winner is! Oooo, I can’t wait!
Britain has got a serious problem.
There is one active security camera in Britain per fourteen persons living there. With just one percent of the world’s population, they utilize twenty percent of the world’s security cameras. But of these 4.2 million cameras, only one in a thousand is being watched. One in a thousand!
This has got to stop.
And fortunately for Britishers, it will. Internet Eyes is a new company set up by one Tony Morgan, to make certain that no one in Britain does anything without being anonymously watched by someone else. Tony’s brave new scheme is to allow internet users the world over to act as the nations’ new police force, watching the cameras’ footage in real time and alerting camera owners and police whenever they see something they don’t like. Deputy security police will accrue points for spotting crimes (bonus points if it’s a real crime!) and winners will win actual cash money. Up to £1,000!
As for me, I can’t wait to sit around all day long watching people getting on and off the subway, hoping someone drops a gum wrapper or a potato chip so I can zap ’em with my mouse. Even better, you can monitor four cameras at once so you can invite friends over for parties to watch Indian immigrants and pasty people with bad teeth as they muddle through their day… hopefully doing something illegal or at least rude so that you can make a little coin.
If this catches on maybe the U.S. government will go ahead and start using the spy software already developed by hackers to snoop on folks, utilizing the webcams attached to everyone’s computer monitors. You could call it the “Fat Guys Masturbating” channel, and instead of cash you could win Kleenex and new eyes.
If the trend continues worldwide I predict a catastrophic failure as nobody will want to watch the cameras at the places where the most security conscious congregate… golf courses, country clubs, and anywhere else old white guys like to hang out, and there will be a sixteen year waiting list for the beaches in Brazil.
What will happen in the end? Just keep your eye on Britain.