December 12, 2012
Some technology, although incredibly obnoxious for their Sheeple appeal, are tools of distraction and mindless consumerism. One example has been developed at the Center of Microsystems Technology at Ghent University where a curved LCD display that can be placed into a contact lens and enable the user to place a call or text with the information projected onto the contact lens could become the next big thing.
According to their announcement: “This technology enables applications with a broad range of pixel number and sizes, such as a one pixel, fully covered contact lens acting as adaptable sunglasses, or a highly pixilated contact lens display.”
Although the technology is in its infancy, it is expected in the near future that “fully autonomous electronic contact lenses” would be used for medical purposes as well as enhanced for commercial use.
Other inventions such as the “Apparatus and System for Augmented Detainee Restraint” are more menacing. These futuristic handcuffs are “configured to administer electrical shocks when certain predetermined conditions occur.”
The patent for this device also can engage a substance delivery system wherein the detainee could be injected with a vaccine or “a liquid, a gas, a dye, an irritant, a medication, a sedative, a transdermal medication or transdermal enhancers such as dimethyl sulfoxide, a chemical restraint, a paralytic, a medication prescribed to the detainee, and combinations thereof.”
In Brazil, police may soon have the use of “RoboCop” glasses that utilize embedded cameras over the lens and facial recognition technology to scan an estimated 400 faces in crowds with keen precision and enter them into a data processing facility.
The LAPD have been outfitted with high-tech toys provided by Chevrolet for their police patrol vehicles (PPV) such as:
• Infrared night vision cameras
• License plate scanner called Automatic License Plate Recognition
• USB ports for thumb drives, WiFi and wireless mesh network
• Integrated central computers with touchscreen display
The 2012 Design Challenge competition in Los Angeles displayed futuristic drone cars that could be used by law enforcement replacing current highway patrol cars by 2025.
In fact, all the designers who attended the auto show competition (BMW, Honda, Subaru and General Motors) produced drones technology in a conceptual form where autonomously controlled vehicles would “empower highway patrol officers to meet new demands and effectively both ‘protect and serve’ the public while considering not just enforcement needs but emission concerns, population growth and transportation infrastructure.”
• The Honda created the CHP Drone Squad consisting in four-wheeled Auto-Drones and motorcycle Moto-Drones.
• BMW’s ePatrol combined human and drone to work in tandem.
• The Subaru Highway Automated Response Concept (SHARC) uses renewable energy and has aquatic capabilities.
• GM Volt Squad utilizes a propulsion system and carries a human officer to “observe, pursue or engage”.
• Mercedes-Benz’s Ener-G-Force is electronically motored, traffic controller that changes when exposed to human behavior.
AutoNOMOS Labs have developed an iPad app that allows users to order their car to drive. After a few modifications, the technology can control the car through the brain of the driver. A software program called BrainDriver interprets and records information just as an EEG which can be understood and translated into intentions which are then played out by the vehicle.
The Department of Homeland Security is actively seeking wireless IP Mesh transceivers that would allow law enforcement to secretly send video and digital data within mobile networks that would be virtually undetectable.
The solicitation described the necessity for products that could integrate “video encoding schemes, audio technologies such as land mobile radios, GPS and other locating technologies.”
We have been slowly acclimated to accept being video surveilled on public buses for quite some time now, with the recordings being viewed in real time by dispatch and monitoring for violent acts. Now several cities are enabling sophisticated audio surveillance technology on public transit buses. The beta-testing cities are:
• San Francisco, California
• Hartford, Connecticut
• Eugene, Oregon
• Columbus, Ohio
This obvious intrusion into the privacy of passengers is justified by law enforcement in conjunction with the DHS for “the purpose of this project is to replace the existing video surveillance systems in San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency’s (SFMTA) fleet of revenue vehicles with a reliable and technologically advanced system to increase passenger safety and improve reliability and maintainability of the system.”
The software and equipment being installed in these can distinguish between “clear conversations background noise of other voices, wind, traffic, windshields wipers and engines.”
Those cities are receiving federal grants to the tune of several millions of taxpayers’ dollars to be spent on Big Brother surveillance systems. In effect, those who live under this tyranny are also literally paying for it.Add This to Technorati Faves