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Wednesday, March 4, 2015

The Internet Of Things: A Dystopian Nightmare Where Everyone And Everything Will Be Monitored On The Internet

Prophecy Sign:  The future global surveillance/police state

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The Internet Of Things: A Dystopian Nightmare Where Everyone And Everything Will Be Monitored On The Internet
Can you imagine a world where your home, your vehicles, your appliances and every single electronic device that you own is constantly connected to the Internet?  This is not some grand vision that is being planned for some day in the future.  This is something that is being systematically implemented right now.  In 2015, we already have “smart homes”, vehicles that talk to one another, refrigerators that are connected to the Internet, and televisions that spy on us.  Our world is becoming increasingly interconnected, and that opens up some wonderful possibilities.  But there is also a downside.  What if we rapidly reach a point where one must be connected to the Internet in order to function in society?  Will there come a day when we can’t even do basic things such as buy, sell, get a job or open a bank account without it?  And what about the potential for government abuse?  Could an “Internet of Things” create a dystopian nightmare where everyone and everything will be constantly monitored and tracked by the government?  That is something to think about.

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In practical terms, that means the number of opportunities for your image to be captured, flagged, and analyzed just increased massively. Face detection isn't the same as face recognition, but Facebook is working hard on that problem. When you combine that kind of technology with the petabytes of image and video data being captured and uploaded daily, the implications are mind-boggling. We're getting near the point where a camera could identify and Google you on site. Facebook is working to automatically recognize and tag users in photos, but there's no reason the same technology couldn't be applied to YouTube videos in time. 

Creepy Tracking Tech Gone Too Far: “Police Surveillance Now Fully Automated and Integrated Into Wireless Networks”
Welcome to 2015. We’re certainly not in Kansas anymore. Not only is the police state here, but it is upgrading all the time. While people are busy fighting an uphill battle with apparently rampant cases of abuse, excessive force and a misguided and failed War on Drugs, many are too far behind the times to keep up with these technologies – now being tested or used in police departments across the country. While the use of technology in policing is nothing new, it might surprise you how far things have gone – with much of police surveillance now fully automated and integrated into wireless networks, and monitored by Homeland Security-funded fusion centers.

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