This poster caught my attention in the Singapore metro.

In it they are encouraging the citizens of Singapore to denounce their neighbours or as they say “help the police.” In a city full of cameras, and when I say full it means that in every corner you find yourself four that are controlling your behavior through Artificial Intelligence, they also ask that you be the one who watches over your neighbour and then denounces it.

The truth is that you feel very safe, it is difficult to get robbed, but at the same time I have to say that I felt intimidated and observed. Any behavior outside the law can be punished. At all times you are waiting to not pass any rules such as eating gum in the street or eating, drinking, having obscene behavior with your partner (kissing) or getting on with Dorians (fruit with a very strong aroma) in the metro.

Here an interesting debate opens, surveillance vs. security.

George Orwell’s book, 1984, falls short.