Closed Circuit Television, tracking printed material, tracking us by our cell phones, opening our mail, tapping our phones… the list goes on and on as the government’s “war on the fourth amendment” continues.
The most recent advancement in the “spying on citizens” genre of technology is the Radar Scope. The Radar Scope will be deployed to troops in Iraq this Spring and will give “warfighters searching a building the ability to tell within seconds if someone is in the next room.”
This 1.5 pound $1000 beauty can “sense through a foot of concrete and 50 feet beyond that into a room” and is “able to detect movements as small as breathing.”
Plans are already being made to expand on this technology with “Visi Building” devices that would be:
…more than a motion detector. It will actually “see” through multiple walls, penetrating entire buildings to show floor plans, locations of occupants and placement of materials such as weapons caches… ()
(SIGH) Hardened on the field of battle… implemented on the streets of America. I believe the future use of this device is predicted in the following statement by Edward Baranoski from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s (DARPA) Special Projects Office:
Ultimately, servicemembers will be able to use it simply by driving or flying by the structure under surveillance.
Why do I have this notion that U.S. law enforcement agencies will be utilizing this technology on our streets in the next couple of years? In the name of the “War on Drugs” of course…