Sad to say 1984 is here and now
“Citizens. You are being watched. It is now safe to cross the street.” The simulated voice from the cross walk camera sounded both melodious and ominous.
“I think it’s creepy how the government is allowed to put up surveillance cameras everywhere.” Joan was complaining to her co-worker Fran as the two of them continued their lunch hour walk.
“It’s to keep us safe. No one can carry a gun or a knife anywhere without being seen.”
“But even in the bathrooms? It’s embarrassing.”
“Only robots using algorithms to detect dangerous activity are watching. Besides, you can’t have everything. To be safe, you have to give up something.”
“I can’t even make love to my husband anymore without feeling guilty. Why do they have to be in our bedrooms, too?”
The two women stopped as they were approached by a police officer.
“I’m Officer Jill Conrad. Our…
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