by Ethan Barr

People walking on a city sidewalkIn this podcast I bring awareness to the future of surveillance, through gait recognition, while also describing the way it has developed over the recent years. This idea of being identifiable through the way you walk brings up the questions of whether it is an intrusion to one’s privacy or strictly a moral form of surveillance. These questions are left unanswered in the podcast, but through the information available to you, as the audience, think about the stance and how you perceive this type of surveillance. I wanted this podcast to draw those thoughts by being informative and interesting. I hope this podcast can get you thinking about the way you are being watched and how easily identifiable everyone may be in the near future.


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Image: Just Walk on By,” Alexa Clark, Flickr, CC BY-NC