prisons are ungoldy expensieve.
in fact, the u.s. has so much national and municipal debt,
that very much like russia, there is no possiblity we can
cotinue paying to keep a revolving group of 2 million
housed and fed with expensive motel keepers ( prison
make very good money
) ---and an additional cost for
managing the parole of another 7 million.
furthermore , prisons are notoriously overcrowded and out
i propose the government utilize the internet of things to
develop a series of house arrest and wearables technologies
that track everything about the person and ensures more or
less automatically that the person does not leave their
or the house they are assigned to. moreover, the wearables
a device which provide full spectrum data as well as an
to remotely disable the person should they attempt an act
violence or escape.
in this manner , the existing prisoners of the united states
help provide beta testing for technology that can be used
widely around the world . furthermore the prisoners can
mostly stay at their own homes or group homes.
of course, you'd probably still want to keep the most violent
prisoners locked up in a conventional prison, but it's
even they coujld and would be 'reformed' better if given a
more peaceable environment than a massive array of caged
human beings we call a conventional prison.
in many ways, this would also be good for eliminating the
violent environemnt of the prison altogether which itself
fosters a lot more violence and organized crime.
finally, as part of their participation in the home
imprisonment , the prisoners could be subject to many
technology beta tests AND they could be picked up for
labor as needed.
smart hand cuffs
24/7 video robot surveillance.
smart vibration and heat sensors to observe the convict at
smart chip implanted into the convict for gps blood
cortisone co2 and of course---drugs.
and other biometric monitoring of all types, using the
prisoners essentially as guinea pigs for experiments.
in many ways-------this idea is a tradeoff of one evil (
a human caged like an animal) for another evil ----keeping
human in an information matrix panopticon that turns their
life into a data full life metrics array the likes of which
never have been mandated at any scale due to the unethical
nature of the experiment. the vast quantity of controllable
information that could be collected probably would make
for groundbreaking research.
the experiment itself IS thus rationalized by this tradeoff.
keeping in mind how utterly horrible the conventional
incarceration system already is.
i would argue that this would be a far more effective way
dealing with 95% of ordinary convictions, and what's more it
would be far more profiteable for the state, for the
(to gain information about how to use fully integrated
internet of things)
i'm certain people are asking, why not simply do this inside
prison. my answer is that there's no real need to this in
other than if you are trying to minimize the hours of work
nature of the work done by guards in order to raise profits.
taken to its logical conclusion, the most profitable thing to
is to take the convict out of the prison using this technology
and only leave behind the publicly owned prisons for the
violent and deviant offenders.
furthermore , this isn't really an either or proposition, you