visions of the future

Anyone here read David Brin? <http://www.davidbrin.com/> He's best
known as=
a science fiction author.

In "Kil'n Time" he talks about the "world eye,=
" in which there are
video cameras basically everywhere, both for public se=
curity and in
the hands of the public. "Privacy" as we know it today is mor=
e or less
dead (along with its corollary, shame), and it's hard for governm=
ents
and companies, no matter how large and powerful, to get away with very=

much for very long.

In "Earth," one vignette sticks in my mind: an old ma=
n makes friends
with a group of young street toughs, talking to them about =
their lives
and his own life. The boys find out later that all the time he =
was
videotaping them through a camera mounted on his glasses. He edits the
=
interviews into a video which becomes very popular and is widely
circulated=
on the web, I don't remember whether this is monetized or not.

best rega=
rds,
Deirdr=E9 Straughan

http://www.straughan.com