Wednesday, April 2, 2008

No place to hide

We may be the last generation of Americans who become uncomfortable as companies such as Google roll out products like Google Street View.

At last count more than 50 U.S. cities have seen most of their street-level panoramas made available on the Web. See the full list by checking out the Street View entry on Wikipedia.

Instead of showing concern, the media simply watch the arrival of Street View as inevitable. Or in some cases, as at the snarky blog Valleywag, simply find nutty irony in the gaps in the Google Street View universe. (See this entry.)

In 15 years this will hardly grab any attention at all.

1 comment:

Jesse said...

Tom,
Why are you so concerned with privacy? I didn't know it was such a fascination of yours. Very interesting. Very, very, interesting.
I think it would be interesting to see you touch on why this subject affects you in such a way. Is it generational? Personal? Have you been wronged before? I think you should bring some pyschoanalyis to this blog.
Jesse