"There is danger from all men. The only maxim of a free government ought to be to trust no man living with
power to endanger the public liberty." - - - - John Adams

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

1984 - Talking street lights are coming

"It was terribly dangerous to let your thoughts wander when you were in any public place or within range of a telescreen. The smallest thing could give you away. A nervous tic, an unconscious look of anxiety, a habit of muttering to yourself--anything that carried with it the suggestion of abnormality, of having something to hide. In any case, to wear an improper expression on your face...; was itself a punishable offense. There was even a word for it in Newspeak: facecrime...".
- George Orwell1984, Book 1, Chapter 5

Big Brother   -   Talking street lights come to Detroit, Chicago and Pittsburgh

  • The 1984 street lights give "instructions" to the common people from the Government Overlords.
  • The lights can record your private conversations.
  • Big Brother is funded with your tax dollars.

Talking surveillance cameras that bark orders at passers-by and can also record conversations are heading for U.S. streets, with manufacturer Illuminating Concepts announcing the progress of its ‘Intellistreets’ system.
Infowars reported last year that high tech street lights with “homeland security applications” were being installed in major U.S. cities.
The street lights also have loudspeakers that can give audible warnings to individuals, mimicking the talking surveillance cameras in the UK that shout out orders through microphones telling people to pick up litter or leave the area.
A recent press release put out by Amerlux announces the company’s partnership with Illuminating Concepts to further advance the rollout of ‘Intellistreets’. The announcement confirms that the street lights will have a number of “homeland security features” including a loudspeaker system that will be used to “engage captive audiences”.

“The built-in speaker can broadcast emergency information,” states the press release, adding, “SmartSite luminaires can be equipped with a variety of cameras and sensors to ensure real-time 24/7-security coverage. The sensors detect a variety of threats that enable rapid response from emergency personnel or help prevent crime and gain control of the streets.”
Not only can the street lights, now being rolled out in Detroit, Chicago and Pittsburgh with Department of Energy backing, act as surveillance cameras, Minority Report-style advertising hubs, and Homeland Security alert systems, they are “also capable of recording conversations,”according to a report by ABC 7.



1984 is Here

"Political tags - such as royalist, communist, democrat, populist, fascist, liberal, conservative, and so forth - are never basic criteria.  The human race divides politically into those who want people to be controlled and those who have no such desire."
(Stranger in a Strange Land)

The ruling Elites and political parties around the world are frightened to death of freedom.

Everyday we see the Elites pulling the Big Brother noose just a little bit tighter around our necks.
The growth of the internet and modern technology could free the people of the world from the lies of the political Elites.  But those very same technologies can also be the chains of our slavery in a centralized, all-powerful Big Brother State.
Below are a few of our most recent stories on the march to a 1984 State:

THE FEDERALIST - "America Betrayed - Abolishing the Bill of Rights"
THE FEDERALIST - "POLICE STATE - DHS to buy 450 million rounds of ammo"

THE FEDERALIST - "On New Year's Eve Worship the Communist Party" 

THE FEDERALIST - "Marching to a Police State" 

THE FEDERALIST - "China orders thought control"

THE FEDERALIST - "BIG BROTHER is following you at the mall"


LibertyAtStake said...

Because we're all too stupid to cross the street safely, you know ...

Gary said...

I hate to say it, but maybe we are.

amrith888 said...

I believe the point of this post is not whether or not we are capable of crossing the street--but rather what the presence of these hi-tech lamps could mean in terms of being monitored and what kind of information may be gleaned from them and the impact on our privacy.