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September 13th, 2005

They're Watching You

Abstract:
William Illsey Atkinson: Nanotechnology, an emerging technology of extreme miniaturization, is being pressed into service to develop surveillance beyond anything in use today.

Rumours have begun to circulate among nanotechnologists that the U.S. Defence Advanced Research Project Agency has funded initial research into a "digital insect." This mobile, autonomous snoop would combine photo-rechargeable batteries with nanosensors for sound, infrared light and visible light, plus molecular detectors like those being developed by Tsukuba's Dr. Sasaki. On command, the tiny platform would "narrowcast" its findings in a digital microburst to a receiving station.

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