Privacy in the Global Village

2 thoughts on “Privacy in the Global Village”

  1. hmmm, I think it is a mistake to immediately assume that just because someone doesn’t want to be photographed they must be a criminal or something. These days photos can end up anywhere for any purpose. You could find yourself used in an internet ad for something you don’t agree with, on a snarky site bashing your fashion choices, as part of a joke-meme that goes viral. I think he had a right to not want you to photograph him, despite the fact he is being photographed by the Big Brother network we all seem to accept as normal now. As for the small villages of the past, those may have been the days of no secrets and earned reputations–but they were also the days of witch trials and pogroms. Something to keep in mind as we ride into this brave new privacy-less world.

    Aside from all that, I am fascinated and cheered by the use of the “dead” land under highways.

    1. I agree with all of the above. I’m neither pro or con surveillance. It’s simply an inescapable fact of modern life. I explained my actions and respected the guy’s wish to not be photographed. I also made myself available to him for scrutiny. That’s more than can be said for the many other constant forms of Big Brother all around us.

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