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The Surveillance State has arrived. We are all Winston Smith now

Cheap drones, smart cameras with computer vision algorithms, and commoditized AI are blanketing the world and remaking our expectations around surveillance and privacy.

You don’t need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows and you don’t have to be paranoid to recognize that citizens of the industrialized world are now being watched, measured, rated, judged and analyzed daily to a degree that even Winston Smith, the hapless worker bee from George Orwell’s prescient 1944 novel <a href="https://en.wikip…

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