Constant surveillance may sound like an Orwellian vision of the future, but it could become reality in a 'smart city' district being planned by Google's parent company.
Alphabet is turning a disused area of Toronto's waterfront into the first of its high tech neighbourhoods, as a pilot project for bigger things to come.
Everything from rubbish bins to traffic lights could be equipped with hardware designed to gather data and monitor changing conditions in the area.
If successful, the scheme could one day lead to entire cities where citizens every move is scrutinised by technology.
Would YOU live in Google's 'city of the future'? High-tech Toronto neighbourhood that will monitor resident's daily lives using sensors in everything from bins to traffic lights raises privacy concerns | Daily Mail