Sleepwalking? I'd say, more like running, fully awake, dumb as fuck, to the slaughterhouse! Nobody gives a shit. Put the shock collars on us and make us work for our dignity! On second thought: forget it; we don't deserve it since we are too stupid to stop it. And too human, all too human, to actually care.

Big Daddy or Big Brother? Where does the balance lie between protecting society and oppressive snooping? The one thing we can be sure of is that technology keeps moving the goal posts and the authorities race to keep up. “We are sleep walking into a surveillance society” said Chris Graham when he took over as Information Commissioner last year. Since then he’s given a new edge to the job, the latest example being a new report into continuing “ function creep” alongside the onward march of new technology...