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ARGUS - superspy camera

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posted on Jan, 29 2013 @ 07:10 PM
WOW , i stumbled on this fresh news and i must say this is one of the most incredible piece of techology which is shown to the public.Welcome to Big Brother ladies and gentlemen.

Called "the next generation in surveillance," the 1.8-gigapixel Argus is the world's highest definition camera and it just might be spying on you. In the below clip from the PBS show NOVA, Yiannis Antoniades, director of BAE Systems and one of the creators of Argus, discusses the über-definition camera, saying it combines 368 different sensors into a mosaic imager that captures unprecedented detail for surveillance.

"There's enough resolution to see the people (on the ground) waving their arms, walking around, and what kind of clothes they're wearing," Antoniades says while standing in front of Argus sample footage shot over Quantico, Viginia. While the video clip -- which is taken from the NOVA episode "Rise of the Drones" -- doesn't show the actual Argus sensor itself because it's classified, the camera is described as capable of capturing a million terabytes of video a day, which is the equivalent of 5,000 hours of high definition footage.

posted on Jan, 29 2013 @ 07:21 PM
autonomous warfare.

what's the difference between a policeman patrolling in his car, a policeman patrolling in a helicopter, or a policeman patrolling from a computer screen sitting in a chair in some remote location.

nothing really, except how efficiently he does it.

a drone flying over head with this resolution can spot gunfire, relay location to a squad car and to a helicopter to track a getaway car.

isn't catching murderers and shooters benefitting society.

it's not the technology that is dangerous, but more importantly the procedures in place to prevent abuse.

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