Tag archive for ‘Big Brother’
By Bartel Scheers On Tuesday, April 24th, 2012

MAP 21 – a measure for self surveillance

Students that follow my lectures and visitors of this site often ask me what type of society I see for us in the future and whether that is a good thing. I usually respond to that with explaining that our present More...

By Bartel Scheers On Tuesday, April 24th, 2012

Eyes in the Sky

In the movie “They Live”, which is interesting for many reasons, a city is depicted where people are constantly monitored by flying surveillance cameras that are odly similar to the new unmanned drones More...

By Bartel Scheers On Wednesday, March 28th, 2012
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New Camera System Recognizes 36 million Faces in One Second

Every year we get just a little bit closer to making Minority Report a reality. Hitachi Kokusai Electric developed a new system for using facial recognition to process surveillance footage. Of course, this isn’t More...

By Bartel Scheers On Tuesday, March 20th, 2012
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Big Brother is going Live in 2013

Last year we wrote about a secretive compound to be constructed in Utah, USA. Not much was known then about the purpose of the complex other then it was a gigantic data center operated by the NSA. Now Wired has More...

By Bartel Scheers On Saturday, October 29th, 2011


The company named Illuminating Concepts has launched its new product called Intellistreets. It is street lights equipped with a speaker system, motion sensors, video cameras, mics and other crap nobody wants. Remotely More...

By Bartel Scheers On Saturday, September 10th, 2011

None of Your Business

Okay, it’s stupid to brag about your brand new sports car, or posh holiday on Facebook or Twitter when you depend on social welfare or have large debts. We’re that savvy. Much like we don’t upload More...

By Bartel Scheers On Wednesday, March 30th, 2011

The Real Deal

With most of us carrying a GPS-enabled smart phone a massive amount of awesome opportunities have become available to us. Ranging from simple navigating through unknown cities — even shops or airports — More...

By Bartel Scheers On Friday, February 25th, 2011

One Million Sq-Ft of Undesired Secrecy

The National Security Agency and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers broke ground on a new playground; a $1.2 billion massive, one million square-foot data center facility at Camp W.G. Williams National Guard Post. More...

By Bartel Scheers On Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011
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LES problems

Here’s another pack of mad scientists that soon enough will cause massive problems for our children. This international group of “Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde’s” is aiming to create a simulator More...