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SF Police With Body Video Cameras - How Long Before Public Has The Same?

Posted by Tom Foremski - May 18, 2011

A while ago I wrote that in the near future, we will have body video cameras that will act as security against attack or other threats:

The Fly On The Wall And Its Social Effects - A Short Story From The Near Future...

Brent Begin at SF Examiner reported:

San Francisco's new police chief, Greg Suhr, is looking to equip officers with cameras to capture arrests, The San Francisco Examiner has learned.

The department will be looking at several different models of personal cameras that an officer would be equipped with before going into a drug bust or other arrest that requires consent or a search warrant.

It can't be long before the public has easy access to similar video cameras. With wireless connections, such cameras could help protect people from attacks and also put others on their best behavior.

But there will be many social repercussions. You'll never know when you are on camera. You will be guarded in everything you say and do.

Please see: The Fly On The Wall And Its Social Effects - A Short Story From The Near Future...


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