London poster inspires a total lack of confidence in the world…

10/28/2002

I’ve had issues with the levels of surveillance that are appearing in the UK for quite a while now. When I lived in Hampstead I remember remarking that there was no point between my front door and my desk at work where I was not on at least one camera. Every so often someone decides to celebrate the terrifying amount of cameras around us all and hey normally do that with a poster telling us all how safe we are now that we’re continually examined. Just recently a new poster started appearing around London, and frankly it’s terrifying beyond measure. It looks like the cover of a 1950s alien-invasion novel, and drips with the sentiments of 1984′s Big Brother posters. But it’s difficult to know what to complain about – the poster itself is more than a little distasteful, but at least it’s triggering a little alarm from liberal parts of the country. Without it we’d probably accept this stuff without a second thought…