More Orwellian technology is being rolled out, not just to make you into more of a commodity than you already are, but also to ‘profile’ your emotions.
With no regulation on this issue, corporations are basically writing the privacy rules as they go along. Do you trust them? Where is this really heading?
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In reality, they have no control over how third parties using their software might use images of people’s faces and digital signatures of your ‘emotions’, storing, sharing and selling that data across macro platforms. Sure, it’s just another new wing of Big Data. Even social media data trawlers like Facebook has already begun moving into facial recognition of their users.
Governments are already using face recognition technology at ports of entry and exit – at airports, sea ports and land ports (train and bus). Some road cameras are also equipped with these systems. The UK is already using software to detect your individual ‘walk’ signature. But that’s only the surface of it…
Now let’s read between the mainstream media lines…
The first layer of this onion of media deception is how the corporate media story (below) makes it sound as if this new digital ‘mood recognition’ technology is all about ‘advertising’.
In actuality, this computerized detection system is heading straight to the Transportation Security Authority (TSA). How do we know that? Because the man behind this latest facial recognition and behavioral recognition software of this technology being rolled out by tech firms Emotient Inc., Affectiva Inc. and Eyeris (see full report below) is none other than Dr. Paul Ekman (photo, left) from the University of California and author of Emotions Revealed.
What the Wall Street Journal has conveniently left out of their story is that back in 2008, Ekman trained human TSA officers to discern emotions, or anybody whom they believed, had a fear of being discovered. We’re told this was done by looking for ‘strange clothing’, perspiration and ‘strange’ facial expressions that indicted ‘impatience’ or ‘anger’. So confident Ekman was of his 2008 pre-crime system, that he erroneously claimed back then that his 1984 psycho-screening would have stopped the 9/11 hijackers. Really?
As we speak, Ekman is probably busy helping the TSA and DHS to implement the new computerized version of his old ‘human’ system.
Here is the second layer of the onion. The government and media will eventually admit this is being used by the TSA, and they will insist that it’s only to “catch terrorists”. You can already hear the technocrats and police state apologists harping on the usual talking points, saying something like, “Somewhere out there the needle in the haystack is a bad guy. If our behavior detection systems give us better odds of finding that needle, we’re going to use every tool we can”.
Yes, it’s all about saving lives.
What they will not tell you is that this will be extended to regional and local law enforcement and security firms in order to detect people with, “outstanding warrants – in other words, a reason to be nervous.”
This eventually be rolled out to every area of society, including child support payments, tax collection, fines, parking tickets, and who knows – maybe even auto or health insurance. There’s your technocracy or Scientific Dictatorship right there, in full color.
With the Full Body Airport X-Ray Scanners, travelers can opt-in, or opt-out. However, with this new advanced regime, it’s no longer a question of comply, or not comply, you will have no choice, or say in how and what the state or a private corporation can do to you.
What’s clearer than ever in 2015, is that such technology will only keep rolling forward until the public actually rejects it…