Throwing legality and the Constitution aside, Technocrats lust after data on society. Collecting data in real-time is the holy grail of AI that is used for instant analysis and reporting of actionable offenses.
Total Surveillance Society
Technocrats see your body as a holy grail of data collection that can in turn be weaponized against you to manipulate your behavior, thinking patters, buying decisions and life planning.
After fines, legal battles and cancelled users, Facebook finally succumbs to pressure by giving control over facial recognition features to users by offering opt-in/out. New users will be set to opt-out by default.
Controlling what you do is one thing, but digging into what you think is an order of magnitude more disturbing, with ethical, moral and privacy considerations at the top of the list
The National ID card is a holy grail for Technocrats who want to track all human activity, and is being heavily promoted in the U.S. as well. Here, Technocrats in the Irish government suffered a huge setback.
Amazon’s Rekognition software that is widely sold to law enforcement agencies, adds ‘Fear’ to its emotional recognition of ‘Happy’, ‘Sad’, ‘Angry’, ‘Surprised’, ‘Disgusted’, ‘Calm’ and ‘Confused’.
Mimicking Terminator’s science fiction AI called Skynet, GEOINT’s Sentient system learns on its own and autonomously points diverse sensor/surveillance systems to get what it wants and in real-time.
While police are regularly catching a few perpetrators on video, it has done so at the cost of ubiquitous surveilling all citizens in San Diego.
Technocrats at DARPA and the Pentagon are implementing high-altitude surveillance balloons across the US, capable of wide-area tracking of everything that moves on the ground.
As Obama’s 2013 Brain Initiative to map the human brain pays off, technology can now read your thoughts and emotions to reveal your “inner voice”. Technocrats envision total control over the “human animal”.