“The first solutions will be available mid-2014 and will initially focus on two key areas:
● A traffic management solution that will identify, respond to and resolve traffic incidents by providing real-time traffic situational awareness will support incident detection using live video feeds from incident zones, with video analytics, in-pavement wireless magnetic sensors, license plate readers, social media, advanced traffic modeling prediction and alternative strategy formulation. The system supports video feed sharing across different agencies and provides analytics of incident trends over time. This solution addresses a global problem; traffic congestion costs $121 billion a year in wasted time and fuel in the U.S. alone, according to the Texas A&M Transportation Institute.
● An urban safety solution enables cities to predict, prepare for, respond to and mitigate operational and safety incidents by identifying suspicious activities more quickly. Incidents will be managed through software that utilizes a variety of sensors, city data, and visual and social media feeds. The solution will apply analytics to automate and visualize the situation and recommend the appropriate response.”
Short version: expect cameras everywhere to monitor, record, analyze and PREDICT your every move and will “automate and visualize the situation and recommend the appropriate response”.
Your blogs, social media postings and feeds, your data and metadata will be stripped from you under the guise of “better targeted advertising” and fed into this machine in which there will be few avenues of escape. All this will be sold to you with the unthreatening, even seductive, moniker of “The Internet of Things or the better sounding (and the one Cisco uses here) “The Internet of Everything”.
This press release, just one day after slacktivist fest “The day we fought back”, shows without a doubt the complete exhaustion and uselessness of the American Left and its current models of protest.
Google gets in on the act:
Excerpt from US Patent #20140025755
“When there are at least a given number of video clips with similar time stamps and geolocation stamps uploaded to a repository, it is inferred that an event of interest has likely occurred, and a notification signal is transmitted (e.g., to a law enforcement agency, to a news organization, to a publisher of a periodical, to a public blog, etc.).”