For OCers Who Carry A Voice Recorder Or Video
Looks like you won't need to do do that for too very much longer. One of the minor advantages of an overly intrusive government.
Welcome In.....The Intelligent Surveillance Street Lights.
The technology of TOMORROW is here today.
Already slated to be installed on a trial basis in Pittsburgh and a couple of other cities.
They will have VIDEO and will be able to record and monitor street conversations & be able to bark out commands like: "Pick up that litter!" and "Evacuate The Area!" & "Clear The Streets!" Cool Beans! and they will even have Remote Facial Recognition where they will be able to identify you even if you decline to show a Cop your ID when asked for it.
Don't have your wallet with you? NO PROBLEM! We already know who you are.
See...that would be because they already have a perfect, ideal, PIC of you compliments of your drivers License photo.
Which YOU KNOW they already have stored in some HUGE data base along with your address and your Social Security # etc. And I also guess your medical history and where you went to Kindergarten and your outstanding parking tickets and Lord only knows what else.
And (just my own thought) I guess that will enable the "powers that be" to ticket and "fine" folks for "J Walking" (they can ID you and send the ticket right to your home address)
Try fighting that fine in court when they have the actual VID of you "J" Walking....or crossing the street "out of the crosswalk" even.
And I also heard that the speakers will even be able to target you with specific product advertising while you're a "captive audience" waiting for the light to change so that you can cross the street.
And if any suspicious conversation is picked up they will be able to plot your location "street light to street light" and then GPS track you VIA your cell phone. Everybody has one of those these days.
And then I guess once they "get a lock" on you I imagine they will be able to eventually track you even if you move off of the street and away from the "smart" street lights VIA the impending domestic drones....even at night with infrared.
Ain't modern day technology grand?