Drones, Live Streaming and Public Spaces

Orin 2022-04-21 09:02:23

Camera footage from missiles during the Gulf War(?) has been tapped into live TV studios. At that time, while we were shocked that the Soviet-made equipment was not very useful, people of insight had already pointed out that exposing the missile vision to the public in real time would change the rules of the game. Then there were drones, helmet cameras, social media livestreaming tools. And then we realized that the original rules of the game didn't just refer to war.
After playing the real machine game for more than a year (Breaking Bad Jack?), he "disobeyed" and launched a missile, just because he saw the little girl dancing the hula hoop, and a clear stream reached his heart. He didn't even know the little girl's name, but a brief observation was enough to initiate a request for a reassessment of the damage report. In the conference room, the barrage commenter regarded as the female minister of the "Notre Dame Bitch". When asked if she was willing to risk the lives of dozens of people, including the child, to save the little girl, she categorically said that she was willing, and she was quite capable. PR is astute to point out that killing a little civilian girl because of their drone operation will cause a bigger political upheaval among pre-YouTube voters than killing dozens of civilians in war zone countries because of a suicide attack by a brutal terrorist group. storm. Then everyone was cowardly, started to play football, reported to the top, and brought in more relevant parties to participate in decision-making.

In recent days, the Dallas police attack in the United States was caused by two incidents of killing black people by police officers, triggering protests across the country. The girlfriend of one of the black victims, who live-streamed images of her boyfriend's killing and her reaction on Facebook, went viral, no doubt fueling protests across the country, during which a veteran was killed during protests in Dallas. Killed five police officers, wounded several others, and was killed (actually by an explosion) with robotic anti-terrorist equipment. And the video of the white-hater madman shooting a police officer like an execution went viral on social media.

Mark Zuckerberg praised the live broadcast for allowing people to see the truth that was previously overlooked more clearly (after checking the original text on his Facebook and modifying it). But can such live video from non-professionals really reflect the truth? Will it arouse the nerves of the public to further deepen the social gap? Where is our empathy when people are filming and watching these kinds of videos? (The choice between shooting first or saving people first in news ethics. Some comments on Weibo posted a video and then analyzed the gunman's position in the tone of an e-sports host, praising his psychological quality)

So the eye on the sky may not be talking about drones, or cameras all over the street, and certainly not mobile phone lenses. There is a god when you raise your head three feet, is that what you mean? Can live streaming solve Shen Du’s moral dilemma?

(Modification. From the attacker's situation room, to the victim, to the spectator, what do these shifts mean?)

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Extended Reading
  • Don 2021-12-19 08:01:08

    The drama is amazing, the whole process is screened, and the struggle between politics and humanity is shown in a seemingly simple anti-terrorism operation. The perspective is far away and the visual structure is not large, but the breadth and depth of the story makes other anti-terrorism films look forward to wonder.

  • Alexandra 2021-12-19 08:01:08

    Technically there are still some merits, but plots like tears are too artificial. Imagine replacing the little girl selling bread with a beggar with sores on the head, pus on the soles, holding a broken bowl, and begging along the street. I don’t know. Can everyone accept this last-minute rescue and tears down?

Eye in the Sky quotes

  • Angela Northman: In my opinion, that was disgraceful. And all done from the safety of your chair.

    Lt. General Frank Benson: I have attended the immediate aftermath of five suicide bombings, on the ground, with the bodies. What you witnessed today, with your coffee and your biscuits, is terrible. But what these men would have done would have been even more terrible.

  • [last lines]

    Lieutenant Colonel Ed Walsh: You did well. Both of you.

    Steve Watts: Thank you... Sir.

    Lieutenant Colonel Ed Walsh: Now you go home. Get some rest. I need you both back here in 12 hours... Okay?