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Originally posted by DarthMuerte
reply to post by DrumsRfun
The speed cameras are not about public safety. In many instances, they have made some intersections more dangerous. This is all about revenue generation and surveillance of the populace. Tear them down.
A new cctv camera which has been invented by Japanese company Hitachi, has the ability to use facial recognition to find you amongst millions of other people.
There will be no hiding place from the government if this new cctv camera is installed in a town near you and will make 1984 look more like an instruction manual rather than a crazy idea.
Using just a single thumbnail, authorities can search 36 million faces within less than a second and considering how many photos people have on Facebook, almost anyone could be found.
Hitachi representatives have said they think the cctv cameras could be used by police or other law enforcement;
“We think this system is suitable for customers that have a relatively large-scale surveillance system, such as railways, power companies, law enforcement, and large stores,”
For the last quarter century, under Conservative and Labor governments alike, the United Kingdom has conducted a living experiment on the use of cameras to conduct domestic surveillance that would have made Stasi operatives green with envy. There are roughly 4.3 million cameras in the UK—a million of them in the city of London alone, according to the Metropolitan Police Service. They are operated by the Metropolitan Police and by the London Underground, by private security firms and local governments, by schools and hospitals and parking lots and chip shops. They survey busy intersections, Tube platforms, and significant buildings, but also the entrances to pubs, apartment buildings, and health clubs. In some parts of London, they are literally everywhere.
with growing numbers of CCTV cameras popping up in cities from Los Angeles to Chicago. The proliferation of CCTV and other surveillance tools strikes many as sinister. “Two years ago I warned that we were in danger of sleepwalking into a surveillance society,” said British Information Commissioner Richard Thomas in 2006. “Today I fear that we are in fact waking up to a surveillance society that is already all around us.”
Originally posted by tornet
Its really annoying how every day more and more this country is becoming a police state I usally get pulled over almost every night with the cop asking where im going or what am i doing....
Originally posted by ThirdEyeofHorus
So sleepwalkers who insistt that everything is going to be hunky dory as long as you don't break the law, I guess you will love your captivity.
Animal crackers anyone?
Originally posted by Wrabbit2000
reply to post by For Truth
I've asked this before and never gotten a really clear answer myself. I also don't have the spare 2-300 dollars one costs to test the theory but wouldn't lasers work to burn out the photo sensors? I mean this isn't magic to make the cameras work and if one just stops to think about what has to work right, from the camera operator's side of the fence here, it seems having the lens hit with a destructive level laser would do the trick to whiteout the display?
The one I'd think of would be along the lines of the Spyder 3 which is rated as literally dangerous in power to burn and cut through light stuff.
Now Lasers have no realistic range in a sense we'd care for still being in line of sight to a little mounted camera......but the camera has a very real limit in mega-pixels and such for how far IT can see and make any sense of what is in the view.
Just all concepts for an enterprising person to consider for how it all works together as an idea... Never something I'd do or condone of course. Those cameras are very expensive, I'm sure!
Originally posted by MDDoxs
In my opinion this level of surveillance and interconnectivity is inevitable.
Technological advancement not only for the purpose of crime prevention and surveillance will utilize these type of networks, but personal devices as well.
I foresee a future were social media and technological interaction will be common place everywhere we go and cameras, sensors and all kinds of other types of monitoring devices will be needed to supply us with our insatiable need for being “plugged in” as it were.
So may choose to disagree, or that I am going a bit off topic, but our relationship between technology, in this case surveillance equipment, and ourselves will grow ever more intertwined.
The future is a digital one and this kind of stuff is part of it.
My viewpoint is that this type of digital infrastructure will continue to develop and we cannot stop it, however what needs to develop is a niche industry to counter balance the increased exposure we will experience.
Anyways, this is not the stone age I am afraid to say. Groups, including the government, will exploit technological development and it is up to us to maintain the balance.
Edit: Before i get blasted from people Thinking I support government monitoring, I don’t. I am just under the impression that this kind of development will happen regardless of complaints as mentioned in the OP.
Eventually destroying the equipment wont be enough..
edit on 17-9-2012 by MDDoxs because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by DarthMuerte
I absolutely condone the destruction of the cameras aka chains being placed to enslave us. Soon, we will also need to go after those people who are "just following orders". They are complicit in our enslavement and will need to be dealt with. Just following orders IS NOT an acceptable excuse.