In the near future it will become normal for local and federal governments to have multiple types of ubiquitous air platforms deployed throughout towns, neighborhoods, and cities, with the kinds of capabilities only despots dream of, all to keep you safe.
Total Information Awareness (TIA) is what they need in order to do it. Dose that sound safe.
TIA was a program of the US Information Awareness Office. It was operated from February until May 2003, before being renamed as the Terrorism Information Awareness Program.
Based on the concept of predictive policing, TIA aimed to gather detailed information about individuals in order to anticipate and prevent crimes before they are committed. As part of efforts to win the War on Terror, the program searched for all sorts of personal information in the hunt for terrorists around the globe. According to Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), TIA was the “biggest surveillance program in the history of the United States
ARGIS – IS (1.8 gigapixel camera World’s highest resolution video surveillance platform)
This system is so advanced that it allows for one camera to provide such detailed video that users can collect “pattern-of-life” data and track individual people inside the footage anywhere within the field of regard.
This is accomplished by utilizing air assets (manned aircraft, drones, blimps, aerostats) to persistently loiter and record video of an area 36 square miles in diameter with enough detail to track individual pedestrians, vehicles or other objects of interest as long as the air asset remains circling above
ARGUS-IS has been classified as a Wide Area Persistent Surveillance system .
(Basicly DVR a whole population from above indefinitly for future review. Hmm where was so and so on july 4th 2015, say at about 3:45pm. Sounds safe dosent it…….)
Other WAPS systems are already being used for domestic law enforcement across the USA including Persistent Surveillance in Dayton, Ohio, Vigilant Stare as well as Pixia’s Hiper Stare. While the government has not admitted to deploying ARGUS over the USA, it has shown video in which ARGUS was used within the United States.
* Next We have another technology know as “Kestrel” *
Kestrel is another wide-area persistent surveillance system used on aerostats at U.S. forward operating bases in Afghanistan to monitor the surrounding areas.
Here is a demonstration of this technology at play.
Kestrel employs six cameras housed in a gimbal, providing a 360-degree panoramic view of “a city-sized area” in medium resolution.
The system allows operators to track multiple suspects at once and can automatically monitor user-designated zones or Geo Fences. Kestrel transmits imagery to the user in real time and can also record up to 30 days of events. Of cource the duration of time can easly be expanded to indefinitly with any of these systems if needed, with more storage space
This is an Operator Interface view of tis system
You already live in 1984 and beyond!
Now; let get this information to others and put a stop to this kind of excepted surveillance by talking with others and getting active in our local communities to interface with the branches of government that accept this approach and make peaceful positive change through debate and reasonable discussions.