As technology advances our privacy is disappearing. This documentary, Panopticon, explores just how much our personal lives are being affected by the usage of invasive technology to monitor us.
The film was made in Holland and uses local examples such as their train system. The Rotterdam tram, face recognition cameras scan passengers before they can board. The purpose is to identify “unwanted” passengers but most people boarding the trolleys are completely unaware of that this invasive system not only exists but can even record your conversations.
Other Dutch examples include: highways lined with cameras as part of the ANPR— Automatic Number Plate Recognition. Then there’s DPI — Deep Packet Inspection that analyzes electronic traffic, and keeps tabs of your Internet activity.
This is only a partial list of all the government programs and systems to check up on its citizens. Has all this technology actually lessened crime or has it just increased fear?
Panopticon is the documentary about your privacy. Watch now.