We have scientists at the Salk Institute that are conducting experiments where human brains, grown from stem cells, are being implanted into animals. "Advances" such as these indicate a number of things, all of which lead down weary roads.
The concept of “policing in the 21st Century” is not only the implementation of a range of high-tech surveillance measures, including biometrics, but apparently also involves keeping it a complete secret from citizens … and even from their elected representatives.
License plate readers have become ubiquitous with multiple agencies and police departments creating billions of scans. Furthermore, the data is being aggregated for use in a single giant database that will allow the movement of a single car to be mapped.
This is a press release from Nissan and the last line says that they will use a ‘simulator’ to demonstrate at the giant CES slow. In other words, they are faking it for now, but claim they are the first to develop such technology.