Those opposed to the concept call it creeping Big Brotherism. But the analysis can’t be as simple as “surveillance bad, privacy good”; and at least in some situations, camera systems can promote both security and liberty. Personally, I hate the concept of law enforcement cameras. The thought of a society of surveillance saddens me. But I also hate the thought of assholes raping our daughters and stealing our stuff. If every activity everyone did was caught on camera, eventually people would learn to stop breaking the law. Then we could get back to having our freedom and enjoy a crime free society.
In the new world, surveillance cameras won't be necessary thanks to… rule #1. Until then, we will need as many as possible.
AND SO IT SHALL BE WRITTEN!