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Tuesday, July 05, 2005

Nanny's Satellite

Nanny's SatelliteNanny gets a little jumpy these days if she can't see what you're up to.

To some extent she has already addressed this problem; by her extensive use of CCTV, speed cameras and her proposed ID card scheme which will contain all manner of data including your medical history.

However, Nanny doesn't feel that this is quite enough.

Therefore she is planning a new innovation, a satellite spy in the sky which will monitor motorists speed.

That doesn't sound too bad does it?

A satellite that monitors speed cannot really do any harm, can it?

After all, what is the harm of merely watching?

The attention seeking morons who submit themselves to Big Brother don't seem to be harmed by it, do they?

However, watching becomes dangerous when an element of control is added.

Nanny plans to add that control factor, by fitting cars with a speed limiting device that will be controlled by her satellite. When Nanny's satellite decides that you are speeding, it will automatically apply the brakes.

How reassuring!

Drivers in London could be among the first to have the devices fitted. They would be bribed to attach these devices, by being offered a discount on the congestion charge.

Nanny's plan follows a six-month trial in Leeds which used 20 modified Skoda Fabias. Academics at Leeds University, who ran the trial on behalf of the Department for Transport (DfT), say that lives could be saved.

The test forms part of a two-year research project into "intelligent speed adaptation" (ISA), which the department is funding at a cost of £2M. Results of the initial trial will be presented to ministers this week.

Edmund King, of the RAC Foundation, said limiters might make motorists less alert:

"If you take too much control away the driver could switch on to autopilot."

Unfortunately that is exactly what Nanny wants, a nation of dumb arsed morons who do not think for themselves; ie Big Brother contestants.

6 comments:

  1. Chris9:38 AM

    Thanks Ken,

    I was pondering this ridiculus notion of turning my car into an expensive version of public transport and I wondered.

    If I was at the speed limit, had the green light and entered a box junction. Then I suddenly found a runaway bus coming at me from one of the side turnings. When I press the accelerator on my emasculated vehicle to speed out of the path of the bus what happens?

    Just off to purchase a small, easily maintainable hot hatch to paint black and keep hidden in my secret underground garage.

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  2. Chris, to answer your question: You suddenly become flatter than a very flat pancake and Nanny sits back and rubs her hands with self satisfied glee. Now she can have the junction covered with all manner of surveillance cameras as it is obviously an accident blackspot that needs close scrutiny.

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  3. Anonymous10:44 AM

    Presumably they already know that speeding alone isn't the main cause of accidents; it's people driving like twats? But Nanny is ever so scornful of facts.

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  4. This device would obviously not be fitted to official cars so that Cabinet Ministers wtih dog would not be detected hurrying somewhere.

    The next step is a cut-out device which is escribed in the fiction (?0 book Euroslavia.

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  5. Railwayman,

    so lets just add special lanes for the statists Zil Limousines to cut through the traffic and we'll have a faithful recreation of Soviet Russia.

    Who said Tony had forgotten socialist ideals?

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  6. chris Edwards12:46 PM

    excellent they post the lowest figs for deaths since 1937 and they find a new way to reduce the carnage????? it is just more control, makes Bush look realgood now.

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