Tag Archives: surveillance

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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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 […]

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Consumed By Our Creation: AI, Nanotechnology and Existential Risk in the Age of the Singularity

With the proposal to open a “Center for Study of Existential Risk” at Cambridge University, news media are reporting on the possibility that humans may someday produce machines capable of acting on their own and ultimately seeing humanity as a resource threat or, at the very least least, a nuisance. This kind of “science fiction” […]