(RightWing.org) – The ruling Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has earned a reputation for the brutality by which it governs its citizens. China’s approach to COVID-19 restrictions is no exception. Officials recently resorted to using new technology to enforce the latest harsh lockdowns.
On Wednesday, March 30, noted MAGA supporter and Malaysian Twitter personality Ian Miles Cheong posted a short video of a robot dog walking quickly down a Shanghai, China, street. Observers can hear the dog barking orders to residents using a loudspeaker mounted on its back.
Shanghai has deployed robotic dogs to blare lockdown instructions to the public. pic.twitter.com/PK72YIPfxs
— Ian Miles Cheong (@stillgray) March 30, 2022
Summit News reported officials throughout Asian countries have been using robotic dogs to broadcast reminders to citizens to follow quarantine and social-distancing mandates.
Another dystopian video shows a robodog patrolling Singapore’s Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park district. The robot is armed with a camera-equipped remote and loudspeaker to warn residents about social-distancing mandates.
One of the creepiest and most dystopian things I've seen since the pandemic began: a terrifying camera-equipped remote-controlled robot patrols Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park in Singapore to — for now — warn about social distancing. Look at the fear. Story: https://t.co/12QfT1mcyZ pic.twitter.com/hBGUhmC7N7
— Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) May 8, 2020
Perhaps the most disturbing aspect of robot dogs is the fact a US-based company, Boston Dynamics, manufactures them. Its website boasts its robotic canine, Spot, comes equipped with automated sensing and inspection capabilities, can capture unlimited data, and “explore without boundaries.”
One must wonder if it’s just a matter of time until United States officials start using these high-tech bullies on their citizens.
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