Its wings are covered with an array of bright LEDs, its head, a video camera. You see that it sees you, about to commit some misdemeanor. But it’s too cute—there’s no way you’re in trouble.
Are these people out of their spanking-loving, English-disciplined, bloody psycho minds? Judging from these news, yes they are: Schools in Britain are now installing CCTV and microphones in classrooms for four-year-old kids.
Following in Britain’s footsteps, it looks like the Japanese government is looking to install CCTV cameras in every conceivable public place in order to keep an eye on the populous. But since it’s Japan, they’re doing it in a uniquely Japanese way: via their ubiquitous vending machines.