The Next Generation of Surveillance: “Everything That Is A Moving Object Is Being Automatically Tracked”
February 13th, 2013
The following video highlights one of the scariest surveillance technologies you’ve ever seen.
With Congress having recently authorized 30,000 drones to patrol America’s skies by 2015, this technology will soon become available to law enforcement officials all over the country.
It’s creator, Yiannis Antoniades, says that it’s the next generation of surveillance and as you’ll see, it’s capabilities are so advanced that it can actively scan an area encompassing 15 square miles – about the area of a medium sized city – from an altitude of 20,000 feet.
Moreover, it tracks every single moving object in its field of view, streaming the high definition video back to monitoring stations on the ground.
With 1.8 billion pixels it is the world’s highest resolution camera. ARGUS fits inside the belly of an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle.
Also known as Wide Area Persistent Stare, Argus is the equivalent of having up to 100 predators look at an area the size of a medium sized city at once.