Tom Usher wrote or added | "Big Brother effect
Even when deployed for science or the public, some people still get a Big Brother feeling — the uncomfortable sense of being under constant, secret surveillance — from the idea of putting trillions of monitors all over the world.
'It's a very, very, very huge potential privacy invasion because we're talking about very, very small sensors that can be undetectable, effectively,' said Lee Tien, an attorney at the Electronic Frontier Foundation, a privacy advocate.
'They are there in such numbers that you really can't do anything about them in terms of easy countermeasures.'"
There are already censors, cameras, microphones, etc., out in the wilderness where most people would never expect they are being spied on by fellow humans who, even when capturing unintended and harmless but truly private and personal matters, do not stop watching and listening and even laughing and sharing. It is a spiritual problem.