Do you find this cool or creepy?

Below is a Google Earth video:

I don’t know about you, but I find it really creepy that Google Earth can actually take pics of individuals, like the woman “Louise” lying on a lawn at the beginning of the video.

Imagine a government using Google Earth for surveillance of citizens.

~Eowyn

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38 responses to “Do you find this cool or creepy?

  1. Remember, whatever Google Earth can do with technology, the military can probably do 10 fold.

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  2. Creepy, but I am sure they will find an excuse to invade us even more very soon.

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  3. No secrets, remember when sunbathing, swimming in own pool with presumed privacy, … Schmidt of Google said that if you have nothing to hide, you have nothing to worry about. That is what we should be saying to Google, Facebook, MSM, …

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  4. I think that’s a CG trick;where could they get a view of Earth from THAT far out? And the only way they can view people from that close is by using technology even the techno-nerds can’t duplicate or hack,which I highly doubt. That’s why they HIRE these guys-to get them on THEIR side. Of course,I COULD be wrong-what do I know?

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    • Trust me, I retired from the USAF IN 1998. WE WERE CLOSE TO THIS LEVEL THEN.

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      • Before I left the Mendocino-Garberville areas of California (there REALLY needs to be N & S CA, imo!) in 1969, my best friend was a truly brilliant electrical engineer –amongst other resources– who’d been a highly placed engineer-designer at IBM; he told me many tidbits, ALL of which evolved to be realities in the nearly 50 years since.

        He said there was a secret built-in ‘back door’ in every computer IBM shipped, so it would always be able to know what was going on in that unit, as well as use its mike and camera to track anyone nearby. When I last saw him in the late 80s he said spy satellites optics were good enough to make out the make of any car on a lot from a mile up, and they’d soon be able to get the license plate as well. Everything was increasingly miniaturised and made more efficient. Except our public mores and ethics, especially at the feral gubbmint level….

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    • yeah, I think a lot of CGI…

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  5. I wish I could remember where I read it but I read a few years ago that they (Rockefeller and other elite snobs) are able to put in any address into the satellite computer systems and could easily read the headlines of the newspaper on your front porch.

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  6. Reblogged this on necltr and commented:

    Sir Edward Coke, 1604, “The house of everyone is to him as his castle and fortress as well for his defence against violence as for his repose.” (Take that, King James I of England, 1603-1625.) Unfortunately, the shades are going up, curtains being drawn back, and doors opened by a society that today wants the world to know everything about them.

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  7. As far as it goes, it’s OK.
    But what’s Colbert’s take on it?

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  8. Cool but Creepy! Interesting that they chose the lady’s EYE to zoom in on. It’s always about the EYE (the All-Seeing-Eye, that is). They could have zoomed in on the heart or intestines, etc., to show blood vessels, to DNA, to atoms, but of course, they had to go through HER EYE.

    Anytime I’ve used Google Earth (& not lately), there’s never any people in the “photos,” just buildings, roads, etc. You can zoom in but the closer you zoom, the more blurry it gets. (Maybe bigger computers/screens, & newer versions do better.)

    Not sure if it is Google “Street View” &/or Google Earth, but they could not drive in/through private property, but only what they could catch from the public streets.

    For instance, houses on public streets you could use the 360-degrees to ALMOST look all the way around the house or building (not usually the back, unless there is a street in the back as well). But apartment complexes, which have to be driven into, you could only see the front of the complex, &/or zoom out farther away & all you could see is the aerial views, outside roofs of the buildings, but you couldn’t zoom up close to zoom around the four walls of the buildings, etc.

    The founder of CuttingEdge.org site, a former Top Secret Crypto Army guy, has always said: Whatever the military says they can do CURRENTLY, they have ALREADY been able to do for at least 15 years.

    Google + DARPA + Military.

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    • The system is designed to blur the closer you get. The military, CIA,systems do not blur.

      Just before I retired from the military we used different types of optical systems. We used then to facially recognize bad guys. Yes, you could see the face close enough to identify Elvis running a 7/11 in Dearborn if you needed.

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      • From how far away?
        Not sure what it was, but we live in the boonies. I was near the road one morning and I saw this car go flying past, it had a long pole on the roof, with some circular white things on the end. I have NO idea what the heck that thing was, it didn’t have a google emblem on the car or anything else.
        Also, my one neighbor got video of this- two women parked across the street from a relative’s house, and were taking pictures of the house. They got into the car and drove away slowly. The house is not for sale or anything else. Not sure why these women did this either. When I was driving recently I saw a car parked on the side of the road, and a guy with an expensive looking camera was taking pictures of a business up the road from where he was parked. Are these losers working for google or what?

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    • Not sure what it was, but we live in the boonies. I was near the road one morning and I saw this car go flying past, it had a long pole on the roof, with some circular white things on the end. I have NO idea what the heck that thing was, it didn’t have a google emblem on the car or anything else.
      Also, my one neighbor got video of this- two women parked across the street from a relative’s house, and were taking pictures of the house. They got into the car and drove away slowly. The house is not for sale or anything else. Not sure why these women did this either. When I was driving recently I saw a car parked on the side of the road, and a guy with an expensive looking camera was taking pictures of a business up the road from where he was parked. Are these losers working for google or what??

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    • Too, too true!
      I have a friend here in Victoria who once made a good living from arbitrage finding highly specialised computer bits & stuff for the US military. He got them the best price, negotiated the sale in two different currencies and kept the difference, which you need not be concerned for at this time.

      One day he flew to Caifornia to oversee his latest delivery of electronics to the USAF. The colonel who was charged with program procurements asked Allen if he’d like to see what his stuff was building. Allen of course said yes, and he was escorted [NO cameras] to see the first Blackbird, at least 10 yrs before it was flown & revealed.

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  9. traildustfotm

    There is (in me) an implied threat. Google is amazing, and it’s “free.” Remember, often times something is “free,” the product is YOU.

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  10. I’d say it is a little bit of both.

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  11. When I was in the Army, we had Sat’s that could take a picture of an object in the parking lot. You tell by the shape and color that it was a pack of Marlboro Cigarettes.

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  12. it is fantastic but you know other people will abuse it……

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  13. About 5 yrs ago, I was w/long-planned teacher tour (Teaching American History Grant I helped to write/win fr Feds). We studied the Constitution as a group, investigated our founding documents, read together recent & historic books abt our founders, our documents …visited 2 local Federal records repsitories for research, designed lessons for our students through sessions with U. of CA Irvine….observed each other delivering American History lessons so we could improve…& myriad OTHER things…ALL in addition to our “regular” teaching contract day. Our “BIG” study was a 10-day trip from CA to “back East” to actually STUDY the Constitution in a seminar in James Madison’s home…..to visit the sites connected to the Civil Rights that were alluded to in the Constitution…but were not awarded to all (women, minorities, etc) until AFTER the Civil War. So & so on. Our studies,planned for & prepared for academically for THREE years, began at Monticello, Jefferson’s home, which we were to tour w/guide & then take a seminar w/Jefferson scholars…the TOUR at this site was a HUGE BUST, b/c the “Google people” were there, w/employees riding around w/ cameras on a helmet…on bicycle…to film the site for their website mapping. We were “held back” & not able to actually “tour” b/c “Google” was all over the place & we had to stand aside…held back by a “google” employee who explained…”Google is filming.” This was DURING regular PAID tourist hours…let alone the long-paid for, planned study groups like ours….we had a PAID tour mentor to lead us & lecture, as we went, about the Declaration, the VA Statuate of Religious Freedom, et al…..Finally….at the umpteenth time that I was held back off a path by a Google employee who breezed us with “Google is filming,” as THO’ they were royalty….I was so ired and irked by this (esp. knowing that I was on a timed-frame to finish the “tour” and report to my lecture, and then my transportation…..that I just flat out told them off…..that they had NO BUSINESS usurping my time, my long-planned for study/tour mentor, my money, my schedule..all paid for by ME—NOT THEM…& that I would have ONLY this ONE chance to peruse this venue for my (paid) purposes & then I’d have to return to my home 3,000 miles away, with NARY another crack at this trip/study….I was NOT going to put up with their pirating of my time, my patience, my money for THEIR business gains. (Why weren’t they there before tourists and students in the AM? What kind of company is this that would “steal” other’s invested time, money, planning, enjoyment, vacation, etc etc????). All I can tell you is that the group of OTHER tourists who were likewise put-off by Google on their OWN dime….all applauded. I went about my way as planned and the group of other tourists followed me…..if we showed up on the paths for their Monticello filming….NOW you know why. A POX upon Google business practices!

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  14. Don’t know what satellite camera this is but it is obviously not of this Earth. ;+)

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  15. Google knows more about you than the federal government does. So does Microsoft, etc. And you gave all of that information to them through the use of their products.

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    • I used to have an add-on graphically displaying the cookies running when you visited a site that you could flip to, showing that the faux conservative Drudge Report was a Trojan horse for about 70 tracking cookies. NoScript is fun too, where you select which cookies and scripts can run, but annoying since many sites won’t run at all without the spyware loaded. I no longer have wifi and have only this phone for Internet, where you can automatically block all cookies, but that’s an illusion since targeted ads come up regardless.

      As for the gov vs. Google, etc, what’s the difference since the NSA captures every keystroke on every device and shares the raw data with Israel, which can then analyze and sell it for a profit.

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      • I too got rid of the internet in my house. A friend who was stirring the pot in local government and was investigating the previous prez fake SS number had the cops show up and confiscate his computers for “possible” kiddie ____.

        His lawyer suggest he get rid of internet routers and WIFI because they can gain access and plant whatever they like.

        I followed his suggestion.

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  16. I Don’t Look Good Naked Anymore

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  17. How do they eliminate atmospheric distortion?

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  18. Complete bullshit, you have to stop reading from the NASA bible, my bible explains many times the earth is flat…….you still brainwashed. max

    Sent from Mail for Windows 10

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    • Many a skeptic claims that the Bible depicts a flat earth. Scriptural references such as Revelation 7:1 are cited, which speaks of “four angels standing at the four corners of the earth.” However, this passage makes reference to the cardinal directions as seen on a compass – i.e. north, south, east and west. Terminology to a similar effect is used today when we speak of the sun rising and setting each day, even though we know that it is, in fact, the earth which orbits around the sun.

      Another passage often referred to is Psalm 75:3, which speaks of God holding the pillars firm. However, the psalms are written in the poetry genre. Rather than referring to literal pillars, this is representative of God’s guaranteeing the earth’s stability. Even when the moral order of the world seems to have crumbled, God will not fully withdraw His sustaining power.

      In contrast to the supposed “flat earth” verses, there are numerous Scriptures that clearly indicate otherwise. The earth is described in Job 26:7 as being suspended over empty space, implying a spherical figure. This notion is further entertained in Isaiah 40:21-22, which refers to “the circle of the earth.” This is further supported by Proverbs 8:27 (NKJV), which speaks of God drawing a circle on the face of the deep. From a “bird’s-eye view” of the ocean, the horizon is seen as a circle. Such an observation indicates that where light terminates, darkness begins, describing the reality of day and night on a spherical earth.

      The round-earth idea is further supported by Jesus in Luke 17:31,34: “In that day, he who is on the housetop, and his goods are in the house, let him not come down to take them away. And likewise the one who is in the field, let him not turn back…I tell you, in that night there will be two people in one bed: the one will be taken and the other will be left.” This would seem to indicate the phenomenon of day on one side of the globe while darkness abides on the other.

      In conclusion, the curvature of the earth is certainly a biblical concept, and there is little or no basis for the charge that the Bible teaches a flat earth. The Scriptures that seem to present a flat earth can all easily be explained when correctly interpreted and understood.Many a skeptic claims that the Bible depicts a flat earth. Scriptural references such as Revelation 7:1 are cited, which speaks of “four angels standing at the four corners of the earth.” However, this passage makes reference to the cardinal directions as seen on a compass – i.e. north, south, east and west. Terminology to a similar effect is used today when we speak of the sun rising and setting each day, even though we know that it is, in fact, the earth which orbits around the sun.

      Another passage often referred to is Psalm 75:3, which speaks of God holding the pillars firm. However, the psalms are written in the poetry genre. Rather than referring to literal pillars, this is representative of God’s guaranteeing the earth’s stability. Even when the moral order of the world seems to have crumbled, God will not fully withdraw His sustaining power.

      In contrast to the supposed “flat earth” verses, there are numerous Scriptures that clearly indicate otherwise. The earth is described in Job 26:7 as being suspended over empty space, implying a spherical figure. This notion is further entertained in Isaiah 40:21-22, which refers to “the circle of the earth.” This is further supported by Proverbs 8:27 (NKJV), which speaks of God drawing a circle on the face of the deep. From a “bird’s-eye view” of the ocean, the horizon is seen as a circle. Such an observation indicates that where light terminates, darkness begins, describing the reality of day and night on a spherical earth.

      The round-earth idea is further supported by Jesus in Luke 17:31,34: “In that day, he who is on the housetop, and his goods are in the house, let him not come down to take them away. And likewise the one who is in the field, let him not turn back…I tell you, in that night there will be two people in one bed: the one will be taken and the other will be left.” This would seem to indicate the phenomenon of day on one side of the globe while darkness abides on the other.

      In conclusion, the curvature of the earth is certainly a biblical concept, and there is little or no basis for the charge that the Bible teaches a flat earth. The Scriptures that seem to present a flat earth can all easily be explained when correctly interpreted and understood.

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