Failed: Surveillance Tech Predictions

By John Honovich, Published Jun 08, 2013, 12:00am EDT (Info+)

Days before 9/11, MIT's Technology Review released a tour de force review of surveillance technologies that would soon change the world. Now, nearly a dozen years later, nearly none of them are reality. In this note, we examine these projections.

Their warning is especially ominous:

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