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    The horror of science-(non)fiction today

    The horror of science-(non)fiction today

    Intellistreets' interactive surveillance grid

    New Street Lights To Have �Homeland Security� Applications

    High-tech system to include speakers, video surveillance, emergency alerts

    Paul Joseph Watson
    Wednesday, October 26, 2011

    New street lights that include �Homeland Security� applications including speaker systems, motion sensors and video surveillance are now being rolled out with the aid of government funding.

    The Intellistreets system comprises of a wireless digital infrastructure that allows street lights to be controlled remotely by means of a ubiquitous wi-fi link and a miniature computer housed inside each street light, allowing for �security, energy management, data harvesting and digital media,� according to the Illuminating Concepts website.

    According to the company�s You Tube video of the concept, the primary capabilities of the devices include �energy conservation, homeland security, public safety, traffic control, advertising, video surveillance.�

    In terms of Homeland Security applications, each of the light poles contains a speaker system that can be used to broadcast emergency alerts, as well as a display that transmits �security levels� (presumably a similar system to the DHS� much maligned color-coded terror alert designation), in addition to showing instructions by way of its LED video screen.

    The lights also include proximity sensors that can record both pedestrian and road traffic. The video display and speaker system will also be used to transmit Minority Report-style advertising, as well as Amber Alerts and other �civic announcements�.

    With the aid of grant money from the federal government, the company is about to launch the first concept installation of the system in the city of Farmington Hills, Michigan.

    I have always been a big fan of science-fiction, yet, however
    entertaining a particular book, TV series, or movie might be, the
    future is rarely depicted as anything but dark and frightening.
    From 1984 to THX1138 to Logan's Run, there is always a complex and
    inescapable surveillance system.

    Well, with the aid of grant money from the federal government,
    Illuminating Concepts is about to launch the first concept
    installation of such a system in the city of Farmington Hills,

    Welcome to the horror of science-(non)fiction today...

    - Brasscheck

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    Presumably in response to this article being linked on the Drudge Report, the company behind ‘Intellistreets’, Illuminating Concepts, has now pulled the video from You Tube entirely, presumably nervous about the negative publicity that could be generated from concerns about street lights being used for “Homeland Security

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