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Anonymously Travelling: Still Feasible?

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Summary: The short story is that in the UK it's still possible to travel anonymously by bus, tram, and train (even with shades, hat and mask/s on), but how long for? Or how much longer have we got before this too gets banned under the false guise of "protecting us" (or "smart"/"modern")?

THE element of "curious Roy" has long motivated and led me to "testing" all sorts of stores and businesses, sometimes even government departments. I did assessments and surveys, then published the outcomes in my personal site. Back in the days there were media/societal watchdogs that did this routinely and reported their latest-found outcomes.



"Surveillance states mostly punish law-abiding people."The other day I decided to check the experience of travelling by train anonymously. In a nutshell, it's still possible to purchase train tickets and travel anonymously. It's also possible to do this with an actual human and the queue was short even at 8:30AM. Yes, actual humans are available! And they talk back at you with advice and stuff...

Of course not every train station still has humans available. In some countries the regime and the corporations (graft) try to herd people into "smart" "apps" and other such nonsense. Those should not be needed. More of that is covered in the video above, including why in a free society anonymous travel is still very important. In some parts of the world it's already impossible to travel privately in a car, unless it's a stolen car. Does this prevent crime? Hardly. Many criminals already exercise special caution and steal cars, from which crimes get committed. Surveillance states mostly punish law-abiding people.

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