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Drones USA

Michael Bloomberg: All-seeing society within 5 years (NY Post)

-Mayor Bloomberg ‘s response to “Big Brother” concerns?: “Get used to it.”  The Drone Future is inevitable, Bloomberg says -“People are working” on facial recognition software -NYC already has “all-seeing” surveillance system -Bloomberg equates surveillance cameras on street corners to patrolling drones: “What’s the difference if a drone is up in the air or on […]

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The Drone Endgame: Legalizing Robo-Totalitarianism

The Air Force is testing new micro-drones from General Dynamics that are the size of bugs and can watch, listen to and kill their targets.  One method of deployment: Swarms of them released from the bowels a passing plane, like some Hive-Mother of The Surveillance Creature giving birth to a thin black cloud of tiny […]

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DARPA: The Killer Robot Future Is Now!

With PBS’ ominously-titled “Rise of the Drones” special on NOVA, it seems like a good time to talk about what kind of bizarro oppression tech the bright minds at DARPA have been funding lately.  DARPA, or Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, is the research and development arm of the US military.  They’ve done some great […]

Thank God For Barack: The Plastic President and My Two-Party Illusion

During the entire 2008 election season, Obama gained my support by criticizing everything Bush was about: secret murders and arrests, baseless arrests of activists, unrepentant warrantless snooping, attacks on civil liberties and, of course, his corporatocratic Forever War known as the War On Terror. Though not sobbing with joy in the streets like many of […]