They are even contracting privately with companies sort of like Google Maps cars. And these imagine cars go around to malls at peak busy times, and they snap photos of the plates of EVERYONE who parked there.
On the road? Yeah, they snap a photo of the plate of EVERYONE who passes them on the road.
Just like Google “accidentally” did with ALL the routers they passed when they were mapping around cities.
Ah, whoops —sorry about that. Snafu, we PROMISE...!
You’ll speak at a Town Hall, and question authority, and then they’ll query their stupid database about your vehicle plates, and then they’ll know where you live, your church, your town hang-outs, where your lover lives, ah...a trillion things.
They’re putting these cameras on patrol cars, and even those put-put parking ticket scooters, bridges, toll stations, airports.
Northern California is some kind of special test bed for these oh-so-Innocent Orwellians cuz it’s in the backyard of this company’s HQ.
Yeah, they’re going to scream, “You’re a CONSPIRACY THEORIST” at anyone who has ANY reservation about this at all.
The money quote from a former staffer;
“Despite Palantirs lofty principles, says another former engineer, its day-to-day priorities are satisfying its police and intelligence customers: Keeping good relations with law enforcement and keeping the lights on bifurcate from the ideals.
He goes on to argue that even Palantirs founders dont quite understand the Palantiri seeing stones in The Lord of the Rings . Tolkiens orbs, he points out, didnt actually give their holders honest insights. The Palantiri distort the truth, he says. And those who look into them, he adds, only see what they want to see.
Ever notice just HOW touchy the cops are about being photographed?
There are good reasons for that, sure.
But another reason is because some COPS have special access to knowing just how often innocent people are being digitally imaged unaware: The cops know just HOW powerful that information can be in the right circumstances.
Cameras as becoming sort of like guns. But because the full nature of some of these exotic programs are known only to cops, well, only the cops know HOW afraid we all should be of casual digital imaging.
A casual view of Palantir would be like an early Chinese view of gunpowder as being just one of several needed inputs to make FIRE-CRACKERS, and not an important weapon.
When you see a cop freak out after being photoed then you have your answer for how YOU should feel about Palantir.
Palantir’s tech only really works if it’s everywhere, always.
The company creator was a consummate Hobbit Junky:
Remember the Hobbit movies with that flaming EYEBALL thing that never blinked as it looked for the ring...?
OK well, **THIS PROGRAM** IS THAT EYEBALL.
Remember after 9-11 and people were saying, “If we change the way we live as a result of this attack, then the TERRORISTS WIN..!”
In view of Palantir, etc. etc. you understand now just HOW RIDICULOUS that is, right...?
Programs of this type mean America is DEAD and not merely changed.