In another giant step toward our totalitarian future, New York City has deployed robotic dogs designed to catch people who violate the draconian COVID-19 restrictions.
According to a report by ABC7 in New York, the New York Police Department (NYPD) is set to receive a new Boston Dynamics robot dog with special features, including an arm to open doors and move objects. “This dog is going to save lives, protect people, and protect officers and that’s our goal,” NYPD Technical Assistance Response Unit Inspector (TARU) Frank Digiacomo told ABC7.
“This robot is able to use its artificial intelligence to navigate things, very complex environments,” NYPD TARU’s Deepu John said, according to Activist Post.
This is the department’s only robot dog, and during the latest testing phase, it has been used a few times in the field. The existence of the robot came to light in late October after it assisted in a suspect’s arrest in Brooklyn. This particular robot model, known as Spot, has been put to work in other applications this year, including work on an oil rig, nuclear power plant, car plant, and military base.
Digidog is capable of two-way communication and could also be used by NYPD to enforce mask-wearing – this was seen earlier this year in Singapore.
If there’s one thing we try to keep a eye on, it’s the potential use of this global pandemic for governments to try and unleash new and “interesting” ways of surveillance.
Thus, our eyes and ears perked up when we learned that Singapore was now going to be using robot dogs to patrol public areas and make sure that citizens are keeping their distance from one another. Municipal authorities are using Spot, a four-legged robot dog made by Boston Dynamics, to remind visitors to parks to keep a safe distance from one another.
The robo-doggo officially started patrol at Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park on Friday as part of a two week trial, according to The Verge. Spot is fitted with cameras that are used to estimate the number of visitors in the park, but Singapore says it won’t collect personal data or use the video to identify individuals. Sure. –ZeroHedge
Techo tyranny is here.
“This is the department’s only robot dog”. Well,needless to say ,but, if that thing hassles the wrong person in NYC – that could very well be the department’s last robot dog. ?
I don’t know if anyone here remembers a movie called “Deadly Friend” but for some reason that’s the first thing I thought of when I saw the robot dog. Maybe the colors of the robot or something.Sorry if I went off topic a little guys.
“USA Today reported that caning involved “bits of flesh fly[ing] with each stroke.”
“Singapore says it won’t collect personal data or use the video to identify individuals…”
I would personally like authoritarianism, if it was used on whiggers and other subhumans. My problem is not with profiling, except when used to deconstruct traditional norms.
I’d love to see what this 30 06 AP would do to this dog
It likely becomes a quarter million dollar piece of junk, and frankly, I don’t believe the cops would really care. The robot dog is more of a political and social weapon than a law enforcement tool, the cops know that. Wait until they go from a monitoring and advisory role to actual intervention.
They run on morale, so emotionalize the mechanism of state.
I predict, a funeral is held for the plastic toy.
Spray paint it’s lens “eye” and it’s blind.