New robots patrolling for ‘anti-social behaviour’ causing unease in Singapore streets

The island of 5.5 million inhabitants has seen an arsenal of surveillance technology deployed on streets across the tightly-controlled city-state.

So far, they are dividing public opinion.

“I think it’s good from a security perspective, to ensure safety in the society, so if anything happens, you still got the footage to trackback,” Fu Suan Kian, an engineer, told AFP.

“It reminds me of Robocop,” said Frannie Teo, a 34-year-old research assistant, who was walking through the shopping centre.

“It brings to mind a dystopian world of robots… I’m just a bit hesitant about that kind of concept,” she added.

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A High-Tech Coronavirus Dystopia

We Were Warned  

People will follow meekly, they are already brainwashed and climate change started the process and the COVID plan increased the fear.  Governments and Big Tech are in it for themselves now, liberty be damned.

History has taught us nothing, apparently.

It has taken some time to gel, but something resembling a coherent Pandemic Shock Doctrine is beginning to emerge. Call it the “Screen New Deal.” Far more high-tech than anything we have seen during previous disasters, the future that is being rushed into being as the bodies still pile up treats our past weeks of physical isolation not as a painful necessity to save lives, but as a living laboratory for a permanent — and highly profitable — no-touch future.

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