Some days I don't know why I bother. In common with other bloggers I come across snippets of news that will have a profound effect on all our lives and yet they're not being taken up and debated in the msm, in fact not mentioned at all. It's impossible to fight something which is cloaked in lies; it's like fighting a will-o'-the-wisp, a Scotch Mist or a shape-shifting alien.
The latest is INDECT (Intelligent information system supporting observation, searching and detection for security of citizens in urban environment - yes, really!) The scope of this project reveals growing governmental preference for systems capable of locking people up not for what they have done, but for what they might do. This ties in with yesterday's post on ISIS, the previous posts on the EU & the NWO plus the leaked EUISS Report also has something to say about it. (These boys do like their acronyms don't they? I've got another one for them: SNAFU).
Open Europe has been reviewing projects currently in receipt of EU funding. They've identified INDECT as having potentially far-reaching effects for anyone living or working in Europe. The main objectives of this project, according to its own website, are:
To develop a platform for: the registration and exchange of operational data, acquisition of multimedia content, intelligent processing of all information and automatic detection of threats and recognition of abnormal behaviour or violence, to develop the prototype of an integrated, network-centric system supporting the operational activities of police officers.
In addition, it aims "to develop a set of techniques supporting surveillance of internet resources, analysis of the acquired information, and detection of criminal activities and threats."
There are two controversial aspects to this research. First is the extent of data collection and second is the proposition that law enforcement agencies will in future be able to model potentially criminal and anti-social behaviour and therefore focus on individuals before crimes are committed.
It's all very similar to another EU-sponsored piece of research, ADABTS (Automatic Detection of Abnormal Behaviour and Threats in crowded Spaces). According to the website it "aims to develop models for abnormal and threat behaviours and algorithms for automatic detection of such behaviours as well as deviations from normal behaviour in surveillance data."
Brilliant! The idiosyncracies of human behaviour are to be reduced to algorithms and monitored by computers. Suddenly, the small steps are combining and becoming 'a giant leap for mankind'.
Even I find my own views on this alarmist and extremist. We either comply or fight; I don't see any in-between option - and that scares the hell out of me.
Cross-posted from Calling England