Simple Existing Technology and How Privacy Died a Few Years Ago

Nextbigfuture has predicted ultra-high resolution cameras would become relatively common and high-resolution images and video would impact privacy.

In 2006, Brian Wang of Nextbigfuture made two predictions related to cameras, resolution and privacy.

Gigapixel cameras common was predicted for 2009-2015. Instead, there are parallel cameras and robotic camera mounts.
One billion digital video cameras posting online real-time; personal privacy is history was predicted for 2008-2012.

Robotic gigapixel camera mounts cost about $300-900 each. In 2012, there were robotic gigapixel camera mount for $484. Robotic gigapixel camera mounts are for taking a few hundred digital pictures and stitching them into a gigapixel image.

Nokia Lumia 1020 has 41 megapixels. Many cameras and phones are in the 15 to 50 megapixel range.

The Pan-Starrs Telescope has 60 CCD cameras that take 1.5 Gigapixels in a single shot.

In 2023, a camera on the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope situated on a mountaintop in Chile will

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