The ARGUS-IS, a 1.8 Gigapixel Spycam
Welcome to the future. The video posted is a look into the ARGUS-IS, a spy camera used in UAV’s capable of capturing movement in an area of 15 miles. The information this camera is capable of seeing is both fascinating and scary. On one hand, its a modern marvel, capable of capturing the movement of an entire small city. On the other hand, its a big brother camera capable of capturing the movement of an entire small city.
Using 360 different imaging sensors, the ARGUS camera system captures over a million terabytes of video feed a day. Aside from that, they’re also able to track movement of different objects, and highlight them as needed. The imaging chips themselves are classified, but explained that its similar to taking hundreds of cell phone camera ships, and mounting them together to get a large scale image of the area.
So what do you think? Is this something to be marveled at, or scared of?