Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) have been deployed since the mid-1990s for use in visual reconnaissance in battle fields, proving beneficial especially in Iraq and Afghanistan. At first these drones were only armed with cameras or video capability to find enemy targets, but they subsequently were equipped with Hellfire missiles and other air-to-ground guided missiles to take out enemy insurgents or terrorists in regions that ground troops couldn’t quickly or safely access. They have been instrumental in eliminating many al-Qaida leaders and other armed terrorist fighters traveling in vehicles, associating in open groups, or meeting within buildings.
Now a new super-high resolution digital camera technology has been developed that will extend the surveillance ability of these UAV drones to incredible levels. A 1.8 gigapixel video camera has been created by assembling 368 imaging sensors that are normally found in 5 megapixel smartphone cameras into a single digital sensor. A DARPA project called the Autonomous Real-time Ground Ubiquitous Surveillance – Imaging System (ARGUS-IS) has lead to a UAV drone that can fly at an altitude of 15-20,000 feet while spying on an area of over 100 square miles at high resolution. Its capabilities include acquiring video at 15 fps or producing a variety of wide angle or telephoto still images at resolutions high enough to distinguish 6 inch objects from high altitude. A drone equipped with this camera can track at any given moment up to 65 different video windows on the ground beneath. Remote software control allows it to follow multiple moving targets simultaneously, including vehicles and people moving within its frame of reference.
From the DARPA web site:
“The Autonomous Real-time Ground Ubiquitous Surveillance-Imaging System (ARGUS-IS) program is developing a real-time, high-resolution, wide-area video surveillance system that provides the warfighter a minimum of 65 VGA video windows across the field of view. Each video window is electronically steerable independent of the others, and can either provide continuous imagery of a fixed area on the ground or be designated to automatically keep a specified target (dismount or vehicle) in the window.”
Now that the U.S. government has begun to use UAV surveillance upon its own people, drones equipped with the gigapixel ARGUS-IS could be used to create the ultimate monitoring and control platform for the coming totalitarian system. Anyone deemed to be a terrorist, anti-government activist, an untrusted patriot, or any other member of a suspect group could be targeted for surveillance using an army of these drones flying overhead.
The coming global government that is predicted by the Bible will have an incredible array of technologies to monitor and control people. The surveillance society that is being formed today using modern digital inventions will provide the Antichrist with a tight grip over all people. This will encompass absolute control over individual identity, money, buying and selling, and travel within the empire. Anyone daring to oppose this system will be branded a terrorist or a subversive and won’t be authorized to participate in any aspect of society. When true Christians turn away from this evil empire, the consequences will be absolute. The followers of Christ will become traders to the empire and tracked down and persecuted for not getting the Mark or following the Antichrist’s system. See the sections on the New World Order and the Mark of the Beast for more information.