Here We Go…..
Face-recognition software: Is this the end of anonymity for all of us?
From the article:
…..the US government is in the process of building the world’s largest cache of face-recognition data, with the goal of identifying every person in the country
Also from the article:
Over the past decade, face recognition has become a fast-growing commercial industry, moving from its governmental origins into everyday life. The technology is being pitched as an effective tool for securely confirming identities. To some, face recognition sounds benign, even convenient.
But the technology has a “dark side“. The US government is in the process of building the world’s largest cache of face-recognition data, with the goal of identifying “every person” in the country. The creation of such a database would mean that anyone could be tracked wherever his or her face appears, whether it’s on a city street or in a mall.
Truth is….we haven’t had our anonymity for a long time. This is all about control. What other reason would you need that much information on every single person on the planet. Criminal or not.
I find it strange that some people do not understand the danger in all of this. Will we do anything in the name of peace and safety? Apparently so.
This won’t make the U.S. a heaven on earth, but a hell on earth. This is well beyond Orwell’s worst nightmare.