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OBIT surveillance computer on The Outer Limits

by Critical Commons Manager

A prescient glimpse of a protocomputational surveillance technology, provided by aliens to demoralize the human race before colonizing the Earth. OBIT (Outer Band Individuated Teletracer) uses radio waves to tune in on the frequency of individual citizens like an electromagnetic fingerprint, allowing for government surveillance of anyone in the world within a 500 mile radius. The association of secret, governmental surveillance technology and computers with the erosion of human morale is particularly notable in these scenes.

A computerized surveillance system is used by the Defense Department to spy on citizens in the Outer Limits

The computer OBIT (Outer Band Individuated Teletracer) uses radio waves to observe anyone within a 500 mile radius

from The Outer Limits "OBIT" (1963)
Creator: Gerd Oswald
Distributor: MGM Home Video
Posted by Critical Commons Manager