If you think other countries aren’t watching this beta test you’d be very wrong. The Surveillance State, a key part of our crony system, has really taken off in China, which is the Ultimate Crony Capitalist State. Individuals are not welcome in crony communist capitalist China. Between social credit scores, the bird drones, and who knows what else the message is clear. Stay in line or else.
Over recent years, more than 30 Chinese military and government agencies have reportedly been using drones made to look like birds to surveil citizens in at least five provinces, according to the South China Morning Post.
The program is reportedly codenamed “Dove” and run by Song Bifeng, a professor at Northwestern Polytechnical University in Xi’an. Song was formerly a senior scientist on the Chengdu J-20, Asia’s first fifth-generation stealth fighter jet, according to the Post.