"We're going to have more visibility and less privacy. I just don't see how you could stop that."
The NYPD already has cameras mounted at strategic locations around the city and there's no reason, by the mayor's reckoning, that they have to attached to light poles.
"I mean, intellectually, I have trouble making a distinction. And you know you're going to have face recognition software. People are working on that."
The mayor put the timeframe for an all-seeing society at about five years, when he estimated "there'll be cameras every place."
Using the same line of reasoning, Bloomberg urged Albany to approve speed cameras to catch motorists going too fast on city streets.