BIG BRO-BOT U.S. Navy funds development of robot surveillance system which can spy on humans in incredible detail
THE U.S. Navy is funding the development of a new super-surveillance system which uses robots to snoop on humans in terrifying detail.
It has handed a $1.7 million (£1.4 million) grant to researchers from Cornell University, who are working to build a system which can “conduct surveillance as a single entity with many eyes”.
The cash was handed over by the U.S. Office of Naval Research, which is dedicated to developing new forms of military and civilian technology.
Last year, we exclusively revealed that the same department discussed plans to fit humans with microchips and track their every move.
Now it wants to develop a system which lets teams of surveillance robots gather and share intelligence “at the speed of light”.
“Once you have robots that cooperate you can do all sorts of things,” said Kilian Weinberger, associate professor of computer science.
The team suggested the new technology “might help when teams of robots relieve humans of dangerous jobs like disposing of landmines, cleaning up after a nuclear meltdown or surveying the damage after a flood or hurricane”.
I frankly do not believe that once this technology is perfected, it will only be used for clearly humanitarian purposes, or only to keep people out of harm's way.
When a child has a hammer, everything they encounter is a nail which must be hammered down.
So it is with a government which has become terrified of its own people, because it can no longer truly control the agenda or narrative; therefore, people need to be "nailed down" before they can communicate, and ask intelligent questions which would tear that narrative asunder.
There are moments, which happen with a marked rise in frequency, when I believe I have awakened in the wrong country; the land of the free and the home of the brave has devolved to the land of the cowed, and the home of the surveilled.