Everyone is stuck on the government spying on our every phone call, all of our e-mails and our private lives. Basically the bottom line is most people don’t like it and want it to stop. People have come to the conclusion that this is nothing more than mass surveillance against the citizenry in order to capture certain triggers that may or may not be a threat.
In my opinion while that may be true, I seriously doubt the mass collection of data is for evidence and it has ceased to be used in countless cases it could have been used in thus far. It could be used for evidence but I seriously doubt they went as far as they did just for that. Others say its the corporations collecting data for razor sharp marketing abilities and I do believe this is true for the short term and that the only way to complete this mass gathering was to work cooperatively with the companies that too can use all this data.
If it wasn’t for evidence, what was the mass surveillance for?
This mass data collection was to feed robots, to load them is mass with human traits. For example Computer world wrote about how DARPA teaches robots to cook by watching Youtube.
The Pentagon’s most advanced tech-development wing has succeeded in developing a mathematical language so advanced it could allow robots to learn by watching YouTube videos.
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) issued a series of grants to fund research into ways to create a mathematical language that would allow the military to combine data from drone video, cell-phone intercepts, targeting radar and any other available method of sensing the outside world into a single stream of data, but that was only the initial goal.
If civilization ends or reaches the loony goal of 10% of its current rate, via war, disease or climate. Aside from the 10% left in the population, there will be a mass amount of robots working for them, all of the data gathered will have been uploaded and as time moves it will be far more advanced then the information gathered in these several years.
Steven Hawking recently predicted that there will be a robot apocalypse coming to end humanity. However he predicts this will happen within the next century which is extremely far out considering how far advanced robot technology is now.
Not only are we having surveillance of humans and certain bird species, but have another program that does deep water surveillance, in fact there are several programs in effect doing surveillance of deep water life. SOSUS is the NAVY deep water surveillance program listed here.
All they really need is a few solid surveillance years of nature and human activity and all that can be programmed into robots and the coming robot takeover will be much sooner than later.