There is a need, for a highly sophisticated technology, to be able to scour through petabytes worth of data, comprised of video surveillance, for OCR and object and person recognition systems that can accurately track objects through their paths off the grid in and out of different systems and networks of systems including closed-circuit television surveillance systems, such as those inside retail stores, and those that are affixed on permanent locations throughout cities, for the purpose of aiding law enforcement in finding assets and targets for surveillance purposes, and also to find criminals that are fleeing from the law and know how to evade systems technologies.
You can’t always depend on there being leads that you can follow, especially for the type that we’re suggesting should be under surveillance, and you can’t always rely on an organization such as the NSA to provide the systems technology to aide in finding people, because there are conflicts of interest. You need a system that works throughout the different systems, like the Napster of the surveillance world – almost a movement of persons connecting their systems together to help law enforcement, for this type of a system to be able to work. You would need to work with ISPs and data centers to be able to facilitate the software that would run the systems, even across state lines. However, it is technically possible, even on an international level.