Fiber-optic cable: the all-seeing eye, the all-hearing ear buried in the ground?

in technology •  19 days ago

Source: Adelos, Inc., 2019

Pretty much everyone is aware of the debate raging in the US as to whether or not a wall must be built on the Mexican border to stem illegal migration. Without dwelling on it, I would say that so long as the border is not fully open it makes sense to enforce the law in existence.

But the question is, is the wall the only way? Looks like that is hardly the case as there is a technology, among others, that allows to detect movement across the border, detecting - and quite reliably - everything from a goat walking across to an airplane flying overhead. That technology is based on an underground fiber-optic cable serving as a continuous censory device.

The technology initially developed by academic researchers and later implemented commercially by some businesses like Adelos who has offered a detection solution they hope the government would adopt as part of the security solution for the Southern border. These solutions are expected to cost about 10% of the expected border wall cost and clearly be far less disruptive.

This is yet another example of cutting-edge technology allowing to address long standing challenges in new ways which are less burdensome economically and more humane towards pretty much all those involved in the challenge.


A simple technology could secure the border for a fraction of the cost of a wall — but no one's talking about it
Michelle Mark, Business Insider, 2 February 2019

Adelos, Inc.

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The cable is not interesting, it is not visible. But her wall can be seen and this is a matter of principle with Trump


I am not sure.
I think Trump wants to clamp down on illegal border crossings - not sure he is obsessed with doing it any particular way.

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А у нас в Европе тоже политику конфиденциальности придумали. Даже не знаю как ей пользоваться!

And here in Europe, too, a privacy policy was invented. I do not even know how to use it!

All shouting loudly that the wall will not work a maximum of 60%, and the remaining 40 will use airplanes. But Trump seems obsessed with the wall.


I am sorry, I am not sure what you are trying to say. Could you try to clarify it when you get a chance?

we already have a wall in san diego so perhaps a waterpark?? LOLZ @angrytwin


Not sure what you are trying to say.

I believe the section of the border next to San Diego sees relatively fewe illegal crossings.

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