And with moves by Barack Obama’s “change” regime to strip Americans of their Miranda rights, “delay” their appearance before a lawful court should they be accused of a national security crime, or even assassinate them if an arm of the secret state fingers them as terrorists (evidence optional), it’s a sure bet that as “ideas about security infect virtually all aspects of public policy,” as Stephen Graham avers in Cities Under Siege, new silver bullets will be needed to “keep us safe.”
Deep Learning: A Nerdy Way to Kill People
Long-time readers of Antifascist Calling are well-aware of the host of bizarre projects hatched in darkness by the Pentagon’s geek squad, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA).
Working on things like Biologically Inspired Platforms and Systems that investigate the natural world, the better to create “significant new defense capabilities,” the Defense Sciences Office (DSO) is focused “on understanding, and then emulating, the unique locomotion and chemical, visual, and aural sensing capabilities of animals,” in order to hand warfighters neat, new tools to kill people.
Think robo-insects that crawl up walls and fire a bullet into the head of an unsuspecting “terrorist”–or more likely these days, some dissident, journalist or whistleblower–peacefully tucked in for the night.