Is This Your Car, Sir?

It looks like the participatory panopticon is nearing the early stages of hardware proliferation – eight London beat coppers are to be issued with head-mounted cameras that can record twelve hours of footage from the point-of-view of the wearer. As a British citizen, I can only hope that this technology will be used to prevent and solve crime, rather than providing material for those tedious yet inexplicably popular “world’s most stupid criminal” programs – I’d rather have more street crime than more reality television.