russell higgs

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Very nice one. Very original
  • Max Black
  • spam filter rehab..
  • 20 Apr 2007, 16:56
As ever excellent and disturbing,shot!!
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 20 Apr 2007, 17:52
Hi Russell.
Not sure why, but I got a strong recollection of the Dire Strats song "private Investigations" as soon as this image presented on my screen.
Drop that....

So, this image is asking "Who am I?". Am I the entity I think I am, or the entity others think I am.

Of course...the more interesting question is "What am I?".
russell higgs: also......

IDENTITY CARDS are soon to be a major issue in the uk. and will very likely be the focus of a popular and sustained mass civil disobedience campaign.

The UK could "sleepwalk into a surveillance society" as a result of ID cards and other plans, UK information commissioner Richard Thomas has warned (aug 2004)

According to a BBC news report last month there are up to 4.2m CCTV cameras in Britain - about one for every 14 people.

The average citizen in the UK is caught on CCTV cameras 300 times a day.

Plus theres the introduction of LISTENING CAMERAS and TALKING CAMERAS in the uk.

The UK also holds 3.6 million DNA samples - the world's biggest database. etc etc
  • Lilith
  • up hill, down dale
  • 21 Apr 2007, 10:15
Very clever. In this time when we are being watched everywhere it is also so much easier to choose to present ourselves as other than we really are.
  • ray
  • woop woop west
  • 22 Apr 2007, 10:57
It seems like ID Cards are an issue in so many countries now.
All Thai citizens over a certain age, have photo ID Cards. A the moment it seems their main use is for kids to prove their age when they want to buy alcohol, or enter discos.
Authorities have decided to roll out smartcard-based ID Cards, but they are having so much trouble deciding what information to store in the chips that it is likely to be many many years before privacy issues will appear.
From at least the time of George Orwell, thinkers in Britain have been warning about over-governance by "big brother" so it is interesting that governments of all leanings are still trying so hard to label its citizens.

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