Sunday, March 31, 2013

CityScan: the dystopian technology that could make breaking the law impossible | The Verge

CityScan: the dystopian technology that could make breaking the law impossible | The Verge

The above link takes us to a scary event unfolding in urban areas. In Chicago, where all this  started, getting anywhere with municipal bureaucracy is impossible. Kafka is the word. Instead of fixing that problem -- like, oh, you know, hiring a few people to answer questions and approve permits of tax payers -- we now have "City Scan." City Scan is now oozing out into other areas in the U.S.: New York, L.A., etc. City Scan would predict where illegal activity might take place.

On the surface, this may seem like a good thing: creative energy and ideas, working together to improve quality of life in the big city. But connect the dots, as us conspiracy watchers do. Agenda 21 comes to mind. Government land grabs across the country; harassing citizens who would go off the grid, if even a little bit. Arresting urban gardeners who grow vegetables in their front yards, or collect rain water. (People have gone to jail for collecting rain water.) Arrested for feeding the homeless.  Tracking, tracking tracking. Nationally, this country is tracking every one of us in increasing and intrusive ways: through the public schools, through our medical histories, even the homeless are being tracked. All of this is done, we're told, to help us. Data gathering is big time profit, and big time agenda setting. "Help" has nothing to do with it.


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