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"I believe in limited government, and the 20th century has been the century of government. The data is uniform. The government has failed at every single task it has set out to do, with the exception of waging war."
- Bart Kosko

Transmit Camera  
  A camera that both takes pictures and uploads it directly to a news station.  

This idea is now being used in cellphones, of course, which allow you to take a picture and then upload it to a server where other people can see it. There are also cameras that offer direct connection for uploading your pictures.

I didn't hear Bish's reply. By that time, the tugs were almost to the ship. I grabbed up the telephoto camera and aimed it. It has its own power unit, and transmits directly. In theory, I could tune it to the telecast station and put what I was getting right on the air, and what I was doing was transmitting to the _Times_, to be recorded and 'cast later. Because it's not a hundred per cent reliable, though, it makes its own audiovisual record, so if any of what I was sending didn't get through, it could be spliced in after I got back.
Technovelgy from Four-Day Planet, by H. Beam Piper.
Published by Not known in 1961
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This is similar to an idea being implemented by police in the UK; see head cameras concealed in their uniform headgear.

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