Just heard some places in the district have deployed cameras that feed into an AI that detects ‘abnormal’ behavior. what are abnormal behaviors? Wired covers some of them here. Basically though, it includes things people do all the time that are not necessarily suspicious except when seen by an overzealous Computerized Overlord.
With ‘Mail Rail’ all over the news pending reopening next year as a tourist attraction (part of the new Postal Museum), here’s a visual from its 1937 heyday. Part of a series for the GPO by renowned industrial illustrator and artist Lili Rethi.
Throughout San Francisco, 175 underground cisterns still exist as part of a dedicated fire emergency system developed in 1908. Most of them can be identified by a distinctive brick circle on the road.
Following the 1906 earthquake, the Auxiliary Water Supply System
(AWSS) - a separate and distinct water supply system for fire
protection use only - was built. The system includes dedicated reservoirs, pump stations, fireboats, cisterns and hydrants. The cisterns are disconnected from the network, with no pipes, in the event of major damage to the distribution system.
9000 year old underground megalithic settlement of Atlit Yam
The prehistoric settlement of Atlit Yam, which dates back to the 7th millennium BC, has been so well preserved by the sandy seabed that a mysterious stone circle still stands as it was first erected, and dozens of human skeletons lay undisturbed in their graves.