With lack of regulations and legislation, ubiquitous surveillance is way beyond simple biometric identification and is now focussing on behaviors, including pre-crime analysis. Facial expressions, eye movements, gate, respiration, etc., are fed to AI algorithms to sense mood, personality and emotions.
Total Surveillance Society
Surveillance is always for some other benefit like “training the AI program” but once your data is recorded, stored, transcribed and analyzed, it can and will eventually be used against you.
TN has warned that China intends to aggressively export its draconian social control system. It has found an unlikely sale in Australia, which is as unlikely as the U.S. to follow China’s lead toward Technocracy. China is marketing in the U.S. as well.
TN has long claimed that city councils have the ultimate stopping power for intrusive technology. Pressure is also building in San Francisco to ban facial recognition. Loss of anonymity is the biggest concern.
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.
A major global tech corporation based in Japan, NEC, says that a global biometric system will help solve health problems as per United Nations Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) #3, and touts “leave no one behind.” The program will initially tested in Kenya.
The Department of Homeland Security is impervious to restraint on turning America into a microcosm of China with ubiquitous facial recognition systems. There is no justification to scan everyone to find the few.