For those few who haven't yet heard of it, Google Street View is a feature of Google Maps. Google had a specially-equipped vehicle drive down streets in hundreds of cities in the US and Europe, taking images every few feet. These images are available to anyone with an Internet connection.
I didn't realize it until a few days ago, but they pretty much covered all of Sugar Land, including the swankienda where I hang my hat.
There's our house. Now, I know that the streets are public property, and anyone can come along and snap a picture. It doesn't show anything that really invades my life. It does show that it was garbage day.
But still. I love the InterTubes and the rich oceans of information available at the click of a mouse, but there is a price, and that price is a degree of privacy. It will be very interesting to see where the next hundred years takes us.