Just what she always wanted! Facial recognition software for Big Sis. Now she can track your every move and you’ll never know it, but it’s all for your own good, citizen/serf.
And so as not to be left out,
Forget the Fourth Amendment, and the Fifth Amendment too. Your car is working for the government. It knows when you used your turn signal. It remembers that you didn’t buckle your seat belt. And it tracks your cell phone usage. All while correlating with the onboard GPS and uploading the data in real time to the State Police.
Was Progressive Insurance running a flag up the pole just to see who saluted, or maybe doing a test run on the system with their “Snapshot” device? One can never tell. Perhaps great collective minds just think alike.
I feel so much safer now.
Weren’t we just talking about Trapwire?
What is the risk of giving up our privacy? Can society be too open? Even using the threat of terrorism to spy on civilians is going too far. What was the axiom – “Never let a crisis go to waste?”
1984 is now prophecy:
It’s just like an episode of Person of Interest. According to documents leaked on Wikileaks, the government has created a piece of technology, called TrapWire, that siphons data from surveillance cameras in stores, casinos, and other businesses around the country. Apparently agents can use facial recognition software to analyze this footage for, well, people of interest. Are we living in a total surveillance state without even realizing it?
People voluntarily putting their entire lives on Facebook is only different to a degree. Or think about the Progressive Insurance “Snapshot” device where users voluntarily submit to being tracked for the promise of lower insurance rates. The false promise of “Protection from Perceived Danger” will be the death of liberty..
What about your laptop’s video camera or cell phone camera or microphone? Let’s hear from all the “If you don’t have anything to hide, you’ve got nothing to worry about.” folks.
On second thought, let’s not. You’re too stupid to understand that you’re too stupid.