This is an open source-style project with the goal of bringing the benefits of a bottom-up, decentralized approach to sensing for security and environmental purposes.

The intent of the project is to take advantage of advances in sensing to improve both security and the environment, while preserving — even strengthening — privacy, freedom, and civil liberties.

We have a unique opportunity to steer today’s emerging sensing/surveillance technologies in positive directions, before they become widespread.

This blog is meant to cover news and information relevant to these goals. While posts about the use of open source software and hardware for sensing are welcome, we especially solicit posts and comments that include consideration of the broader issues: how open source approaches, participation, and transparency can result in the benefits of pervasive sensing without its potential negative effects on freedom and civil liberties.

This project is currently coordinated by the 501(c)3 nonprofit Foresight Institute. Donations are tax-deductible in the U.S.

We hope to hear from you!  

Chris Peterson

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