Darker natures with advanced designs
Yeah... at the ripe old age of 55... jealousy is definitely my motivating force, Rooz. Oh, be it ever so humble as that. :rolleyes:
I'll be frank, the world we live in today, is a far cry more corrupt than the one I grew up in. Times and cameras were simpler... and the freedom of thought, back then, was wonderful, as the proverbial "Space Race" was on and the world lifted it's respective eyes to the Moon and beyond. Now, not so much. The focus of the the cameras, now, seem to be aimed at penetrating people's privacy... the perpetrator (not photographer) getting their "secretive, miniaturized" boxes inside places where they do not belong. This was "spy science" years ago and not available to every person on the planet. Even the lighting from the supportive media, these days, has been significantly improved, to allow for improved imaging in this covert environment... and not revealing the camera's location as it records what it really should not.
You call this type of thing "advancement?" I cannot. This is just wrong and deviant behavior, using a tool for a purpose it really should not be (without the "permission" of those being recorded). Consider the monitoring of telephone calls and their locations (GPS or triangulation). Again, an technological intrusion into personal concerns and fortunes of people, effectively ruining lives. It has changed the face of the what we do, every day. If you stand out in a field of tall grass, today, someone can see you. If you stand in your own backyard, with a privacy fence up... someone can see you. I have to ask, where do you stand on this issue of implicit privacy?
Have you seen the video cameras on the backs of migratory birds, they have going, now? Natural fly-overs, right? Cover 3000-8000 miles of the Earth's surface, powered by involuntary animals.
No, Rooz... these are darker days. Not by light, but by deed. I am not jealous... I am violated.