Surveillance is just another word for “watching,” and the fact that we are constantly watching and watching and watching ourselves makes us the constant target of society, and we all know when we are being watched. The problem is that society doesn’t realize it and as a result people live with this constant fear of constant surveillance and our constant need to know what is going on all around us.
So when we see a stranger being followed, or a friend or a co-worker or even an acquaintance being followed, we all know that something is wrong. However what we don’t understand is why they are following us. Often we are just being nosy and curious. That’s why the police are always watching us, or why the government is constantly spying on us.
Why do we always have to be looking for someone to spy on? It’s because the surveillance society we live in, has created us with a constant need for continuous surveillance. At one point, we might be told a stranger’s home address, which might lead us to believe he is at home and we can go to his house and “look around.” However all of this is a lie.
If we look around for one person, or one place to look for one people, it is usually a false assumption. We are constantly following other people, or we are looking for a location that we actually can’t see. In other words, we are constantly walking around, looking for the same things that we’re looking for.
This is usually why people leave their home unoccupied and don’t take any of the normal precautions to keep their home safe. However, they are missing out on the benefits of living in a society that doesn’t require this level of vigilance.
Many people are aware of certain things, but they are unaware of a lot of the things that are out there. Because we are constantly on the move, we are constantly watching our surroundings. Some of those things might be something that we are actually able to see with the naked eye (like the presence of a gas leak), while other things might be something that we are unable to see from where we are currently standing.
I personally grew up in a society where we were never really aware of the presence of things we simply couldn’t see from where we were standing. This was the case for example when I was first exposed to electricity, and I never thought about it until I was able to go to school and study electricity. But when I was around adults, they would always be talking about something that was just out of my range of vision.
The fact that all of us are not aware of our surroundings is a good thing about the future of all of us. In the past, the only way to know the location of something was to look for a place to hide, and in the future it would be the place which has the most power to make sure there isn’t anyone who could get to the location.
Surveillance is an incredibly serious concept that has gone through a lot of change over the last few decades, but the idea of having people surveilling your every move is almost never discussed. The biggest concern about surveillance is that it can be used to create mass surveillance. As surveillance expands beyond the physical world, we can see a trend in technology that can be used to create artificial intelligence that has the ability to track everyone on earth.
Just because it’s a very smart device, it doesn’t mean it’s not a great technology. It’s more like a spy device or a spy camera. It probably doesn’t help you with the first two points, but it’s pretty damn good at detecting and tracking people at a distance.