This essay is the first of a series of reports from The Nor, an investigation into paranoia, electromagnetism, and infrastructure.
When you get in trouble for looking at the cameras, you stop looking at the cameras. But you should really be looking at the cameras.
One of the defining characteristics of the Wall is that it is not, and cannot be, voluntary. While some of the strategies listed here are based on cooperation with the Wall system (tachyometers, navigation and check-in apps, fitness monitors and wearable computers), these are always the accompaniment or introduction to mandatory systems, and are best seen as elective, collaborative trials rather than early adoption or individualistic disruption. Each successive Wall is only erected when the relevant technologies and social systems have arisen that no longer depend on consent.
Source: The Nor » All Cameras Are Police Cameras by James Bridle