Saturday, March 14, 2009

Big brother is here

"Big Brother" is here. The link goes to a picture of the crowd at President Obama's inauguration. You can move close up on anyone in the crowd, all the way down to to the "U" bolts on the railings!

Great for security, but privacy is a thing of the past.

2 comments:

Kevin said...

That's pretty cool technology. It's also interesting to see where certain elements of the photo have been removed. If you look at the lower right hand corner of the photo, near the fence, you'll see that someone or something has been clearly removed from the photo. Maybe Secret Service?

apettythief said...

@Kevin: I think that's rather a function of the abutting photos being taken at different times. If not...
Either way, the level of detail in these things is remarkable, especially considering how relatively cheap (to a government) they are.