Nanny State Mayor Bloomberg on Big Brother, Drones: “Get Used To It”

David Seifman
New York Post
March 25, 2013

 

Vanguard Defense's Shadowhawk droneLike it or not, the eye in the sky will soon be following your every move, according to Mayor Bloomberg.

“You can’t keep the tides from coming in,” the mayor remarked when asked about drones on his weekly radio show.

“We’re going to have more visibility and less privacy. I just don’t see how you could stop that.”

The NYPD already has cameras mounted at strategic locations around the city and there’s no reason, by the mayor’s reckoning, that they have to attached to light poles.

“It’s scary. What’s the difference if a drone is up in the air or on a building,” he said.

“I mean, intellectually, I have trouble making a distinction. And you know you’re going to have face recognition software. People are working on that.”

The mayor put the timeframe for an all-seeing society at about five years, when he estimated “there’ll be cameras every place.”

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