Talking about continual government surveillance

Stephen Baker

A bold proposal from a French software executive. Every vehicle in France, he says, should ping its location every five seconds. That way, authorities can take down their radar and the speed traps. Instead of selective enforcement of speeding laws, the government will know exactly who is speeding and when, and can simply mail the tickets or add them to the tax bill. They can also take down the toll booths and optimize traffic patterns, reducing pollution.

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