Skip to comments.All of the Pieces for the Next President to Command SkyNet™
Posted on 02/09/2013 5:15:27 AM PST by jmcenanly
What are the pieces for the next President to command all seeing hunter killer laser armed drones ?
* Super high resolution drone mounted cameras * Laser armed drones * 150 kilowatt or more powerful lasers * An open ended legal policy for the use of drones for targeted killing
Lord Acton's dictum, "Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely".
1. From an altitude of 17,500 feet a drone with a 1.8 gigapixel video camera can monitor half of Manhattan and they can zoom in and see a person waving or a bird flying. The interface shows the wide field of view all at once but 65 windows can be opened up showing zoom in views of different spots. They can see things as small as 6 inches like birds. They can make out people waving from the ground and what they are wearing. The software analyzes and tracks everything that is moving.
All of the images is archived from every UAV. The persistent monitoring means that any past time can be selected for a monitored area and what happened at that time can be played as if you were watching it live. The current system has 1.8 gigapixel video but DARPA has another project that will soon have 50 gigapixels of resolution and mass production will drive the cost to about $1000. 50 gigapixels would mean increasing resolution to make out 1 inch objects from 17500 feet or viewing a larger area at the 6 inch resolution. A live and historical feed of everything in Manhattan down to 1 inch resolution from one drone.
(Excerpt) Read more at nextbigfuture.com ...
Rereading Lord Acton’s dictum, there needs to be national legislation outlawing surveillance drones in the US. And if the idiots in Congress cannot see the evilness in this, then the states should act.
We need to learn how to hack their signal and crash them.
I received the complete Outer Limits collection for Christmas. Last night we watched the episode O B I T. The similarity with this article is creepy. Almost as creepy as the episode 100 Days of the Dragon is when thinking about Obama.
The USSR would have loved to have had this ARGUS/drone combo. The USSR might never have fallen. The current Chinese and Russian crony capitalist oligarchs will likely use it to maintain totalitarian power. In the US, separation of powers must be quickly established to prevent a rogue POTUS from exercising this power to accelerate the destruction of the Constitution.
Even Difi and MSNBC are worried...but of course only about the next GOP POTUS not her party’s current POTUS! Legislation on a proposed FISA Court for drone strikes is urgently under discussion this week in congress.
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