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The ARGUS array is made up of several cameras and other types of imaging systems. The output of the imaging system is used to create extremely large, 1.8GP high-resolution mosaic images and video.

The U.S. Army, along with
Boeing, has developed and is preparing to deploy a new unmanned aircraft
called the “Hummingbird.” It’s is a VTOL-UAS (vertical take-off and
landing unmanned aerial system). Three of them are being deployed to
Afghanistan for a full year to survey and spy on Afghanistan from an
altitude of 20,000 feet with the ability to scan 25 square miles of
ground surface.

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Added: Jan-27-2013 
By: CriticalThinker
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  • Nothing good will come out of this. We don't need this shit.

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  • Ahhh yes, the feeling of big brother watching my every move.

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  • If there showing us this then they are at least 20 years beyond this technology.

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  • This is behavioural modification through observation.
    We saw it in the UK riots in 2011. People felt that the police were doing little to stop the rioters but in the ensuing days and weeks, they rounded them up and prosecuted them using high definition video evidence.
    You may think that systems like this and the 26 megapixel CCTV cameras that are now the norm are protecting your freedoms but the reality is that you have no freedom because if you think you're always being watched, you're already More..

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    • @Baldieman64

      You make an excellent point and I was going to write something similar. Some people here say that if you have nothing to hide then why worry about surveillance? The problem is that as surveillance becomes increasingly ubiquitous, we lose our privacy and with no privacy, that is being left alone with our thoughts and being able to act without being watched, we lose our individuality and start acting like everyone else. This is the behaviour modification that you spoke of. Strip More..

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    • @Kris_Kelvin
      Couple this with the databases recording your activity on your bank card, your store card, your mobile phone operator and your ISP and there's very little of you that isn't public. This isn't an issue of political left or right, it is as you say, an issue of creeping totalitarianism.
      Without wishing to invoke Goodwin's law, what would Hitler have done with the ability to track people coming and going from a synagogue retrospectively - or the ability to produce a list of everyone wh More..

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    • @Baldieman64

      Yes, when it comes to totalitarians like Hitler or Stalin or what have you, it is quite clear what they would do with technology like this.

      The interesting thing however is that even in countries with more or less benign governments, the trend is toward increasing control of the individual. This trend is unlikely to stop because it was set in motion centuries ago during the age of the Enlightenment when European states began to rationalize the society and to uproot and destroy More..

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    • @Kris_Kelvin Yeah totally agree, and most people are stupid enough to ask for more surveillance just to be protected from "terrorism, communism etc.". :-)

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    • @Kris_Kelvin thats a theory. in my day to day life i do not even think about the cameras around me, unless, occasionally im in a shop and notice their presence . in general, does not affect me

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  • 1984?

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  • This is why I wear a hat that says "FUCK YOU" on top of it.

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  • They will only see the top of my tin foil hat muhhahahaha foiled them

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  • A complete, total, absolute invasion of privacy, and a setback to the free advancement of scientific progress and knowledge for humanity as a whole. Since the dawn of recorded history, the control of information and who will profit from it has been paramount, and the current advancement of technology will guarantee the enslavement of hunamity as a whole to a select few.

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    • @Horno We can resist, it takes only a few to guide the masses and change the societal frame of reference.

      The sheep does not respond to logic, it responds to ideals, dreams and promises of better future.

      Present your arguments and inspire the sheep better than the next man and win over the sheep. Slavery is only possible if good men do nothing.

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  • All Seeing Eye.

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  • Thought CCTV was bad? Think again.

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  • No more jerking off in the backyard, then. It's been a great run, though.

    Also, isn't this the same/similar to 'Gorgon Stare' technology? That's been in the field for years.

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  • Fuck we are all being watched enough!..cctv's are everywhere, dash cams in cars,buses, trains, tubes, soon there will be hidden cameras watching us take a shit! Big brother!

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    • @Daveb123
      True enough, we are in a fish bowl, makes you wonder how cops can complain about being videoed when everything anyone else does is recorded....double standard? Yup!

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  • Nice, so when the SHTF and we end up as syria, the governaments can try to bomb us more easily. That is the main use of the armies, to kill/control the population and that since very long time...

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  • Time to start painting insults on the roof of your house...

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  • Wow this is scary,I bet next they will be able to track my movements through my cell phone, and find out what I think about my boss through some kind social media that's suppose to be private.

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    • @Mtbiker Then they access your "cloud" data.

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    • @Mtbiker They're already able to track where your cell phone has been, to a certain extent. I remember a case where Norwegian police placed a suspect at a crimescene by looking at which base stations his phone had communicated with at the time the crime was committed.

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    • @Mtbiker Not only they can track your present location using cell tower triangulation, they can also remotely activate the microphone on your phone EVEN if the phone is off (provided the battery is inside). Look it up.

      Stuff like NDAA and Patriot Act basically means government doesn't need judicial oversight to put surveillance on you, do warantless searches, etc, even detain you indefinitely. This is not a free country anymore, it is one of the worst in the world according to civil liberties s More..

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  • My money says this technology has been around at least 10 years.

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    • @felix88 You are probably right, although the resolution has probably improved tenfold since the first prototype, and will likely continue to the point where facial stubble will be visible.

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    • @felix88 I think at least 20. This is the technology they show the public. The REAL technology is far scarier. They're probably watching me type through my LCD screen right now. Gonna put on the tinfoil....

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  • Great,now when I'm out in the country,I have to hide outside when I take a leak.

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  • You are fooling yourself if you think they would show the high end stuff. This is the stuff a tech savvy person could put together in their garage.

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  • Your speeding ticket will be in the mail from you speeding on rt50 3 weeks ago! The stinking goverment will figure out a way to make us pay one way or another!

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  • Great! Now I've got to stop wanking in the garden

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  • for once i consider buying aluminum hat

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  • fuck the future

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  • OJ would have been proven guilty. .



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  • "If you want a picture of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face—forever.”
    ― George Orwell, 1984

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