Like it or not, Augmented Reality is rapidly advancing to the point that people will not be able to tell the difference between real and unreal. Where boundaries and privacy do not exist, this will create a dystopian world.
The author righty concludes: Technocrat “elites today who fear nationalism are working toward a much more alarming and damaging post-nationalist world of unfreedom and uniformity.”
As a Technocracy, China is following requirements of the Technocracy Study Course to the letter: track all energy use, every movement of people or goods, and all behaviors. This is the face of Scientific Dictatorship and the same movement is alive and well in America.
Where specific regulations are unclear or missing, TSA/DHS screeners will overstep the larger considerations like the Fourth Amendment that limits warrantless search and seizure and without probable cause. Just because you are in an airport doesn’t mean the Constitution is totally suspended.
Amazon’s says its Rekognition AI system “indistinguishable from magic” but it now offers it for nominal fees to law enforcement at all levels, from local city police and sheriff offices to the FBI. There are currently no national laws regulating the use of facial recognition.
DHS use of DNA testing is a slippery slope for the rest of American society. Even is safeguard policies are put into place to protect American citizens, those policies can just as easily be changed. Thus far, Congress has not entered the discussion.