When it comes to the business of keeping an eye on the general public, the U.S. government believes it should go big or go home, so it has decided to go big.

As reported by News.com.au of Australia, a small, private company has developed a surveillance system of Orwellian proportions that just put Big Brother on steroids.

About 18 miles above any chosen city, a balloon aircraft hovers out of sight of the tens of thousands of people below, circling continuously while surveying the metropolis below.

Every second, the aircraft takes a photo of the entire city and all things occurring within a 40-square-mile radius. The images are then beamed to a control center, where technicians create what is essentially akin to a Google map of everything that is occurring at the moment.

Massive new airborne city surveillance system can track and record everywhere you drive your car in real time, 7/18/15

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