ARGUS is an advanced camera system that uses hundreds of cellphone cameras in a mosaic to video and auto-track every moving object within a 36 square mile area. ARGUS is a form of Wide Area Persistent Surveillance that allows for one camera to provide such detailed video that users can collect “pattern-of-life” data and track individual people inside the footage anywhere within the field of regard. This is accomplished by utilizing air assets (manned aircraft, drones, blimps, aerostats) to persistently loiter and record video of an area 36 square miles in diameter with enough detail to track individual pedestrians, vehicles or other objects of interest as long as the air asset remains circling above.
So this is a real thing.
One of the hardest things in design is knowing the right time to compromise, if there ever is one. The very idea of compromise might send some precious designers into fits.
That’s why we spoke to Mike Monteiro about this topic. The man has a reputation that makes him seem absolute about everything. So when is it ok for him to compromise?
Josh and Ross investigate that idea with Mike which leads into discussion of all sorts of design problems.
A better option may be to keep all these murals and artworks and place them by a plaque that would remind future generations of the pitfalls they face when they let celebrity, money, seniority or friendship stand in the way of calmly and coldly ensuring that our children get the benefit of any doubt before anyone else. That’s not a call for believing every allegation a child makes, it is a call to put ourselves on red alert when any allegation is made.