A World of Stalking Fools: Strange Tales of Homeland Security and the Future of Mass Surveillance (Part Three: Surveillance Role Players)
The desire for control runs rampant through our 21st century society. What with the advent of Facebook, YouTube, and other such self-surveillance technology, many citizens aren’t afraid of the rise of Big Brother anymore. Instead, they want to be Big Brother. To find evidence of this strange sociological phenomenon, glance through your local newspaper; you might come across a mysterious ad searching for “surveillance role players.” You may very well have seen these ads and passed right over them, not understanding what you were seeing (yes, just like Poe’s purloined letter).
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