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Private, Colonia Sant Jordi, Mallorca
Yacht, St. Tropez, France
It is obligated to wear the identity bracelet, Holiday Resort, Caorle, Italy
Private Residential Street, Vienna, Austria
Private Property, Los Angeles, USA
Private Property, Mór, Hungary
Private Property, New Orleans, USA
Mainson, Hollywood,Los Angeles, USA
No unauthorised persons allowed beyond this point, Brussels, Belgium
Please Do Not Pass, Mallorca
Mansion, Dornbirn, Austria
Propriete Privee, Saint Rémy de Provence, France
Barbed Fence, Los Angeles, USA
Alarm! Videowatch, Vienna, Austria
Central Alarm, Monitoring Permanent, Mallorca
Camera-surveillance! Train Station, Cologne, Germany
Alarm System, Vienna, Austria
Control Monitors, Vienna Transport Company
Warning, New Orleans, USA
Pour votre sécurité vous êtes filmés, Vienna, Austria
Área Vigiada, Funchal Madeira
Camera Toezicht, Politie, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Neighborhood Watch, New Orleans, USA
Video Surveillance, Berlin, Germany
"In the interests of your own safety"
Shielded and top secret, governments have built with the help of extensive monitoring systems, a parallel universe of power. In this system exists neither right nor law, neither democracy nor separation of powers, neither an independent judicial system nor parliamentary control and no longer the fundamental rights and civil liberties of its citizens.
The place that is given to us in systems, is calculated on the basis of datasets specified by algorithms of thoughtless and unconcerned machines. Through the use of technical devices in dealing with other people, it is possible to rid ourselves of moral concerns. The "players" lose the reference to the consequences of their actions.
People now spend more time in areas that are not in public ownership. Here the owners have the final say. They determine the rules by which we have to behave.
Include and exclude
If possible, people want to live in an emergency call protected environment. The world is divided into fenced areas with different access permissions. Any activity of unwanted people can be accused as a disturbance of "peace". Therefore the paradise seems to be where only a self-chosen selection of persons have the permission to enter. It seems to be desirable to find a retreat that can be well defended against invaders.
Do we still have a right to be left alone?