I'd just like to make a post regarding the use of facial recognition, which has coincidentally popped up since the plandemic. One wonders why this kind of invasive technology is necessary.
In Asda recently I noticed at the automated checkouts, the use of individual tablets (facial recognition) installed at each checkout. It is one thing to have CCTV which surveils the store generally, but I think it is wrong to use surveillance in such an invasive way against the individual. It opens a door to all kinds of abuse with AI systems. We have had these automated checkouts in the old way and it has worked fine.
What I would like to gather are the thoughts of others on this. Do you think we could take legal action against businesses that invade our privacy and dignity? These facial recognition tablets have been installed discreetly with no disclosure to the public. No regard for people's dignity or privacy. In my opinion, individual surveillance is a breach of human rights. You only have to read how these technologies are used as tools of oppression in places like Xinjiang and Tibet.
Not only can these technologies abuse freedom of movement and assembly, they can isolate or exclude people. The QR codes for example, a huge scope for surveillance there and like someone on Twitter pointed out, a QR code was needed to get into Pret.
After visiting Cheshire Oaks the other day, the people outside was pretty much normal. But the system of queuing to get in the stores is very sinister. With the interior layouts designed to get people to walk a certain way around a store, and with limited people inside, I feel that this entire system is designed to complement facial recognition and surveillance. It was a very soulless experience, it felt like people were being babysat around the store. And the plastic screening at the counter I find extremely divisive. Everything that we Brits should stand against in this country.
Although busy outside, I could sense that people were pissed off.
It irks me more knowing that this is a scam initiated in order to create an infrastructure with all of these repressive technologies.
If we want to Keep Britain Free. We must legally action the use of facial recognition to protect our privacy and dignity, and at the very least, make sure as many people as possible are aware of the use of this technology and are willing to do whatever we can in terms of awareness. Boycotts, petitions, groups, complaints directly to the companies.
People should be able to visit any store and have their privacy and dignity respected.