Friday, August 20, 2010

Two Words About This..............

Hell & No.

As in, HELL NO!!!!!!!!!

David Codrea brings this exciting tech product to my attention.

"Iris Scanners Create the Most Secure City in the World. Welcome, Big Brother"

"We've all seen and obsessively referenced Minority Report, Steven Spielberg's adaptation of Philip K. Dick's dystopian future, where the public is tracked everywhere they go, from shopping malls to work to mass transit to the privacy of their own homes. The technology is here. I've seen it myself. It's seen me, too, and scanned my irises.

Biometrics R&D firm Global Rainmakers Inc. (GRI) announced today that it is rolling out its iris scanning technology to create what it calls "the most secure city in the world." In a partnership with Leon -- one of the largest cities in Mexico, with a population of more than a million -- GRI will fill the city with eye-scanners. That will help law enforcement revolutionize the way we live -- not to mention marketers.

"In the future, whether it's entering your home, opening your car, entering your workspace, getting a pharmacy prescription refilled, or having your medical records pulled up, everything will come off that unique key that is your iris," says Jeff Carter, CDO of Global Rainmakers. Before coming to GRI, Carter headed a think tank partnership between Bank of America, Harvard, and MIT. "Every person, place, and thing on this planet will be connected [to the iris system] within the next 10 years," he says."

Not Fucking Likely, Asshole.

Yes, I can see how this would be a hell of a tool for merchants. You don't even have to be half the, Paranoid, Tinfoil Hat (Shiny Side Out, BTW) wearing, Lunatic that I am to see how friggin WRONG this shit is.

Not a chance this would be abused, right? Right?????
Nah, it's all good.

According to the Follow Up Article, this same Asshole, Jeff Carter has this to say - "So we've even worked with three-letter agencies on technology that can capture 30-plus feet away. In certain spaces, eventually, you'll be able to have maybe one sensor the size of a dime, in the ceiling, and it would acquire all of our irises in motion, at a distance, hundreds--probably thousands as computer power continues to increase--at a time."

So the Bastards will GET your info whether you give them permission or not.

What could POSSIBLY go wrong!?!?!?

Seriously, is it any wonder I have such disdain for most of the human race? This MoFo is absolutely gleeful about this shit.
Some people just need to be dumped into a Louisville Slugger mixer, set it to Frappe and push the start button. Just for being this big an asshole.

Read both of the articles. Neither is very long but you should take the time to read them.

Gratuitous Picture for a Friday Night-


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