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    Bonsai Experiment Bonsai Experiment is offline
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    Quote Originally Posted by Northsideman View Post
    Who controls it, CIA, MI5, Mossad or Phil Hogan?
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    Quote Originally Posted by firefly123 View Post
    Nope. I've not broken any laws. You?
    never?
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    Quote Originally Posted by teapot View Post
    Wha' 'bout them ladies who won't show their faces - can it differentiate between weave, colour, thickness, and clean/dirty of a bhurka?
    Millimetric wave scanners?

    Regards...jmcc
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    Quote Originally Posted by pinemartin View Post
    never?
    Not ones that would give me any cause for concern
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    Quote Originally Posted by teapot View Post
    System here seems fouled up - but what I wanted to say is that Bushmen are the least of your worries...
    Are you kidding???

    I still have nightmares about this one:
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    Quote Originally Posted by firefly123 View Post
    Nope. I've not broken any laws. You?
    if we havent broken any laws why do they need to keep you under surveillance ?

    Personally I dont know if i'm more scared about the direct marketeers or eventual police state applications..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Q-Tours View Post
    The OP forgot the bit about the system needing images etc of the aforementioned half of the world's population to compare against.

    Good luck with that: not too many Bushmen get tagged on Facebook, you know!


    PS: Counting the time it takes some smart@rse to link to one!
    Why does anyone sign up with FB? Seriously?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Civic_critic2 View Post
    A new facial recognition system can check 36 million images a second. This means that within one and a half minutes of recording you the system can have checked your face against one half of the entire earth's population.
    these systems are definitely coming. as someone who has some knowledge of this subject, it's worth noting though that there's a big difference between sifting through 36 million images a second and half the worlds population. these systems specified for a given number of population, the biometrics of that population are pre-loaded into the system and facial images are matched against those biometrics. the system gives results such as 'this image corresponds most closely to this biometric data'

    i find it extremely unlikely that such a system exists with biometric data on half the worlds population. who has constructed a biometric database of that size ? there's simply no way

    similarly, were such a system to exist with biometric data on half the worlds population then it would be matching at a lower speed simply because every image would have to be compared against 3bn sets of biometric data as opposed to a normal population size (e.g. 100 million).

    that said, the technology is for sure at a point where e.g. police in an airport can facial match people going through security with biometrics for known criminals.

    the first sign of a mass rollout of this will be when you apply for your passport and you have to use the states camera instead of providing your own photo.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dancl2000 View Post
    that said, the technology is for sure at a point where e.g. police in an airport can facial match people going through security with biometrics for known criminals.

    the first sign of a mass rollout of this will be when you apply for your passport and you have to use the states camera instead of providing your own photo.
    I have no doubt they will roll out such a system. But it wont work.

    The concept is based on a false premise. People do not all have unique and unchanging faces.
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