Sir Edward Coke, 1604, “The house of everyone is to him as his castle and fortress as well for his defence against violence as for his repose.” (Take that, King James I of England, 1603-1625.) Unfortunately, the shades are going up, curtains being drawn back, and doors opened by a society that today wants the world to know everything about them.
Below is a Google Earth video:
I don’t know about you, but I find it really creepy that Google Earth can actually take pics of individuals, like the woman “Louise” lying on a lawn at the beginning of the video.
Imagine a government using Google Earth for surveillance of citizens.