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Fast computers, 5G networks and radar that passes through walls bringing 'X-ray vision' closer to reality

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I'm sure the use this level of intrusive technology will be restricted to dire emergencies only. Right? I mean, what other possible uses for this tech could there be? No one would ever dream or violating someone's privacy, like say a police agency. Would they?

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I find very interesting when technology catches up with science fiction, but unfortunately practical and ethical considerations tend to lag behind years if not decades.

One of the best practical uses for sci-fi is the ability of good authors to imagine a world where new technologies become available including the many different problems that come from undue use of those technologies. This should allow for the world to prepare a framework where these new advancements cannot be abused but for some reason this rarely happens.

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About 20 years ago I had a cassette video camera that on infrared night mode could see through women’s dresses. So I hate to think about what new technology can do?

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I was just watching Ray Milland in The Man with the Xray Eyes the other day.

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Good uses imagined by the innocent mind.

Wide open to serious abuse. Sadly we cannot then close Pandora's box.

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Combined and the picture overlayed with nigh-vision devices you’ll get a very clear picture. In addition you could nowadays even electromagnetically copy monitor or display contents if you are not too far away. So you can even in almost complete darkness determine who is situated where in a room and what they are reading or watching in the internet without even entering the building. Let’s find a funny name in Pinyin for that technology. lol

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This is not new. It has existed for 25 years or more. Chirp radar chips have been available on the market for at least 15 years. Fire departments, police, other agencies, even Underwriters Laboratories (UL), and NIST have been using this for much of the last decade. Someone's got a new product they want to sell and has created some media excitement to market it. Nuff said.

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Think of a bowling ball. Think of the bowling pins. Think of the most 'vigorous' bowling 'strike' you have ever witnessed. Now think of the bowling ball as a single X-ray level photon and YOUR DNA as the pins...really...

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Oh yeah, and microwave 'radar' frequencies are what is suspected in the Cuban 'mysterious syndrome' that has affected American and other diplomats. The justification for this suspicion is a genius Russian bug planted in a wooden Great Seal sculpture presented to an ambassador and hung in their office. It was an inert 'resonant cavity' requiring only a microwave bath to become a sending microphone whose 'physics' are interesting. Worth a read...

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