Gmap: a sight machine

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When reading the Critical Art Ensemble's Flesh Machine, I thought of a perfect embodiment of the sight machine . . . one that I've become creepily addicted to: the Gmap pedometer. True, this is a really scary example of how you can chart out ANY place (at least in the States) . . . but I really love seeing satellite images of familiar places, kind of in a weird voyeuristic way! (I don't know if I should admit this).
Do you guys think a tool like this invades our privacy too much? Or is it ok to have this level of visibility via the sight machine described by the Critical Art Ensemble? Type in your address and zoom in . . . maybe I'm not the only weirdo who likes/is scared by looking at my car parked in front of my house.