Send In The Eyeball
from the hello-science-fiction dept
The FCC has given approval to an “eyeball camera” that police can use to try to get a better view of an ongoing situation. It sounds like something out of a science fiction story, but the technology isn’t particularly complicated and, if anything, it’s surprising this wasn’t already in widespread use (it is in other countries, apparently). It’s just a small camera with a wireless transmitter packed inside a “rugged rubber and polyurethane housing.” Basically, it’s a wireless camera the size of a baseball that the police can throw into a location to get a picture of what’s going on. Of course, that “size of a baseball” bit seems problematic. Aren’t most criminals going to notice when a big rubber baseball flies into the room where they’re holding hostages?