Tuesday, 26 June 2007

Google Street View: a shocking sighting

When Google Maps first announced their new Street View function, I couldn’t help wondering whether this was another sign of our spiritual bankruptcy; whether the conversion of entire cities into material for voyeurism was indicative of our fundamental cynicism about human society; whether our craving for more comprehensive techniques of surveillance arises from a deep secret belief that we really don’t exist; whether, at the core of all this voyeurism, is a gaping void.

Well, my worst fears were confirmed when I saw this image: the void itself has been sighted on a busy San Francisco street….


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