The concept is simple, but Orwellian. When a known shoplifter enters a store, a facial recognition system identifies the individual and then sends an email, text or SMS to staff cellphones. Pictures and biographical information can also be sent with the alert. Now, industry leaders in this technology like FaceFirst are revising and expanding their sales pitch. What's good enough for society's lower rung, is even better for its upper rung. Video and story link below:
(New York Times, February 1, 2014)
Comment: Ah, heck. With the bottom and top rungs covered, let's just get it over with all at once and do the middle rungs as well. Tie these systems to Facebook accounts or a Google image search and then our credit reports, and be done with it. That way there won't be any law suits over "Profiling". Everybody is getting the same creepy treatment.