posted on Jan, 29 2013 @ 06:50 AM
If this surprises anyone, then that surprises me....
Just look at the "next-gen" devices that Google is working on. They already possess a software based technology similar to what is described in this
article. It's called Goggles, and it's an app that allows you to "search" via a picture, which is essentially object recognition.
Couple that with Google GLASS, the hardware needed to achieve an "always on" imaging device, and viola, who needs eyes in the sky, when you have
always on cameras on every head around the world. The only thing stopping them from utilizing such a surveillance program now is that most people keep
that "imaging device", our smartphones, in their pockets, but even then, we all know that if Big Brother wanted to use your smartphone to spy on
something, they easily have the power to do so. Hell, they're already experimenting with it:
Now all that being said, IMHO this is where technology is going. Everyone already has their faces buried in smartphones/computers most of the day,
myself included. The future extension of that is to have an always-on computer wrapped around your face/eyes. Technology can be both good and bad
though....Sure I don't believe with widespread surveillance using consumer technologies, but Augmented Reality is definitely something that could
further the causes of the human race, in my opinion.
I'll leave you with one more thing to consider, the NSA, arguably the most techno-savvy surveillance agency in the world, is working on a $2 Billion
dollar MASSIVE Data center in Utah. Anyone wonder what they need all that data storage/processing power for?
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