Be VERY AFRAID.
With good reason this article on 'intelligent' CCTV really bothers me. Bad enough to be watched by a human, but for all our activities to be monitored by computer strikes me as being a real threat to our freedom. But it's the possible uses to which this technology might be put in the future that is most concerning.
I wonder if, in 50 years time, people will look back at the 'computer age' and be relieved that it was only a phase.