Private investigator should own several investigative tools that are based on the variety of work/cases. Surveillance equipment can be anything from a spy cameras, GPS tracking, hidden camera, and Automobile are just some of the product that support Surveillance across the country. Surveillance procedure is a serious subject because it violates constitutional rights but others feel it is a necessary means to a possibly dangerous end. Wired release an article on “Why You Should Embrace Surveillance, Not Fight It”


I once worked with Steven Spielberg on the development of Minority Report, derived from the short story by Philip K. Dick featuring a future society that uses surveillance to arrest criminals before they commit a crime. I have to admit I thought Dick’s idea of “pre-crime” to be unrealistic back then. I don’t anymore.

Most likely, 50 years from now ubiquitous monitoring and surveillance will be the norm. The internet is a tracking machine. It is engineered to track. We will ceaselessly self-track and be tracked by the greater network, corporations, and governments. Everything that can be measured is already tracked, and all that was previously unmeasureable is becoming quantified, digitized, and trackable.

We’re expanding the data sphere to sci-fi levels and there’s no stopping it. Too many of the benefits we covet derive from it. So our central choice now is whether this surveillance is a secret, one-way panopticon — or a mutual, transparent kind of “coveillance” that involves watching the watchers. The first option is hell, the second redeemable.

We can see both scenarios beginning today. We have the trade-secret algorithms of Google and Facebook on one hand and the secret-obsessed NSA on the other. Networks require an immune system to remain healthy, and intense monitoring and occasional secrets are part of that hygiene to minimize the bad stuff. But in larger doses secrecy becomes toxic; more secrecy requires more secrets to manage and it sets up a debilitating auto-immune disease. This pathology is extremely difficult to stop, since by its own internal logic it must be stopped in secret.

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Article Source:  Wired


20 Responses to WIRED: Why you should embrace surveillance, not fight It

  1. Nick says:

    I do find it weird that in this era of heightened security a whole plane can be lost though.

  2. I can definitely see the benefits to both sides of the equation. I think, for me, it comes down to the fact that I like to be in control LOL If I have control over how I’m being watched or how I’m watching others, then I’m good, ha!

  3. I agree that in our complex society there is no stopping surveillance.
    I remember a time in the 40s where we could leave our door unlocked.

  4. Kungphoo says:

    Surveillance is definitely something that is much needed in today’s society. Crime takes place everywhere and it happens much too frequently. Maybe this can help prevent at least a portion of crime.

  5. Laurel Bill says:

    Surveillance is certainly a two-edged sword. On the one hand, people don’t want “big brother” watching their every more. On the other, it is indeed a blessing when criminals need to be caught and camera surveillance can help catch them.

  6. Jo Casey says:

    I’m not comfortable with the huge amount of surveillance already going on. I read once that in the future privacy will be one of the most prized commodities – I can definitely see that day coming.

  7. veronica says:

    Surveillance is one of those things I think is both good and bad. I like that It can catch crime in action, but too often I see the misuse of surveillance cameras

  8. sheena says:

    interesting article. even more awesome that you got to work with steven speilberg. what was that like?

  9. Ashley says:

    I agree that surveillance is sometimes necessary in order to prevent crimes but it has its downsides as well.

  10. Stephanie Clopton says:

    It’s amazing watching crime shows…how many buildings have surveillance that we don’t even realize.

  11. Jim Striegel says:

    I have nothing against it when it can catch someone who is hurting someone or something.

  12. Traci Henegar says:

    I think that it’s great in protecting us, but do think boundaries should be set.

  13. Casey Gardner says:

    I am with Nick on this one. It’s very perplexing that they couldn’t find this plane, but we can be watched.

  14. Alana says:

    This modern technology is a double edged sword – as is fire. Fire cooks our food, warms us, and also destroys and kills. When I think of surveillance cameras, I also think of how many times a crime has been recorded on a parking lot or street camera, leading to an arrest, or possibly even saving the life of someone who has been abducted. Yet, we are tracked everywhere – even on the road, when we pay tolls using “EZ Pass” or a similar system.

  15. Times sure have changed. It’s too bad that all this surveillance is necessary, in come cases. The world is getting too big. :/

  16. Vicki Bezio says:

    Times are changing! I am glad that we are able to get the electronics we need to find out who may be jacking our stuff.

  17. Dov Shapira says:

    Oh shoot, that image just reminded me to take out my contact lenses

  18. Sophie Bowns says:

    Oh gosh! I do think the protection idea is good though.

  19. With everything being so accessible it is better to embrace surveillance.

  20. joann says:

    Protection is a good idea.

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