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- Date: Mon, 17 Jan 2000 18:55:24 +0100
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Eine Sammlung von drei Artikeln mit vielen Details über die
(The Village Voice: Features: Spycam City)
It's impossible to say how many lenses are trained on
the streets of New York, but in one eight-block radius, the NYCLU
found over 300 in plain sight. And as one volunteer acknowledges,
"There are tons of hidden cameras we didn't catch."
But as we shed the distinction between an on- and off-camera
personality, there's little reason to be unsettled by the video gaze.
If anything, the real fear for many people is of a life never graced
by the validating lens.
Demographics the old standard of selling to the masses is being
replaced by a more precise schematic, in which people are classified
according to their personality profiles. On Madison Avenue, this
strategy is called "psychographics."
It's all like keeping two or three ants together.