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Store mannequins 'spy' on you while you shop
Digital Journal ^ | November 20, 2012 | Leigh Goessl

Posted on 11/21/2012 1:42:41 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

Benetton is one of the few stores in the world that are using facial recognition in a unique way. The company has installed mannequins that have a camera in the eye sockets that can watch your every move while you shop.

Smile, you're on camera. This is a phrase that is becoming the norm in today's tech-centric society. From general surveillance to collecting data through facial recognition, cameras are everywhere. Now Benetton has set up mannequins in its stores that can "see" you. What is "EyeSee"? According to Mashable, Benetton stores have installed $5,000 bionic mannequins from Almax, an Italian company that specializes in "mannequins and display forms" according to its website. These mannequins have a technology called "EyeSee", which is a camera that has facial recognition software; the camera is embedded in the mannequin's eye socket. Here's how it works [translated from the Almax website by Google Translate]:

1. Inside the pupil of the dummy there is a camera that is connected to a special software.
2 is a face recognition software, able to collect statistical data of the person who is passing in front of the manikin.
3 The software will show the customer the data that can be processed and used to understand the reactions of passers-by in front of the windows with the clothes on display....

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Computers/Internet; Conspiracy
KEYWORDS: lossprevention; privacy; retail; surveillance
1984.
1 posted on 11/21/2012 1:42:56 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I was thinking more along the lines of “The Prisoner”


2 posted on 11/21/2012 1:47:08 AM PST by jmcenanly ("The more corrupt the state, the more laws." Tacitus, Publius Cornelius)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Obama Regime 2.0


3 posted on 11/21/2012 1:49:39 AM PST by twister881
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

remember that Twilight Zone episode where each mannequin would take a turn being “real” for a week or so?


4 posted on 11/21/2012 1:50:58 AM PST by latina4dubya ( self-proclaimed tequila snob)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

No stores in the US.


5 posted on 11/21/2012 1:52:09 AM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: latina4dubya

YES!


6 posted on 11/21/2012 1:52:38 AM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The Twilight Zone: The After Hours

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xsiguk_the-twilight-zone-the-after-hours_shortfilms


7 posted on 11/21/2012 1:53:50 AM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I am going to scowl at every store window.

Will be fun.


8 posted on 11/21/2012 1:53:50 AM PST by Berlin_Freeper (There goes the dominoes...)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

9 posted on 11/21/2012 1:58:37 AM PST by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Pick your nose and scratch your butt, too.

Might as well give ‘em a real show.


10 posted on 11/21/2012 2:00:06 AM PST by Salamander (If animals could speak, mankind would weep. Anthony Douglas Williams)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This is truly creepy.

Remember that Twilight Zone episode, about the store mannequin who comes to life for a day? I think it was Anne Francis in the lead (maybe?).


11 posted on 11/21/2012 2:06:45 AM PST by jocon307
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To: latina4dubya; F15Eagle; onyx

LOL, we all thought of that episode!


12 posted on 11/21/2012 2:08:18 AM PST by jocon307
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To: F15Eagle

that’s the one! thank you!


13 posted on 11/21/2012 2:10:15 AM PST by latina4dubya ( self-proclaimed tequila snob)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Covering eyes and wearing black asymmetrical make-up just became way more popular!
14 posted on 11/21/2012 2:14:08 AM PST by Casie (Chuck Norris 2016)
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To: Casie
Covering eyes and wearing black asymmetrical make-up just became way more popular!
Or just a quick way to be flagged as a possible suspect for 'special treatment'.
15 posted on 11/21/2012 3:14:45 AM PST by jmcenanly ("The more corrupt the state, the more laws." Tacitus, Publius Cornelius)
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To: abb

Thanks for the laugh.....


16 posted on 11/21/2012 3:15:04 AM PST by raybbr (People who still support Obama are either a Marxist or a moron.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Big Brother, Big Sister, the whole family is watching you! Orwell was a bit timid in his prophecy.


17 posted on 11/21/2012 3:56:53 AM PST by count-your-change (You don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

.

Shoplifting is a huge problem -

Employee theft is even worse.....

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18 posted on 11/21/2012 4:31:53 AM PST by devolve ( ---- ---- ---- -CHEESEBURGER_CHEESEBURGER_CHEESEBURGER- ---- ---- ---- ---- John Belushi ---- ----)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Give the computer something to mess it up!


19 posted on 11/21/2012 5:20:39 AM PST by Average Al
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To: onyx
No stores in the US.

No stores in the US that admit it yet.

20 posted on 11/21/2012 6:18:30 AM PST by bgill (We've passed the point of no return. Welcome to Al Amerika.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

But does it come to life and begin dating the goofy kid who does the store window dressings?


21 posted on 11/21/2012 6:33:46 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

As a teen my buddies and I would grab cigarette butts out of the ashtrays at the mall ( yes smoking in the mall in designated areas) and put them between the mannequins fingers at the JC Pennys

oh the cheap laughs we would get.


22 posted on 11/21/2012 6:38:18 AM PST by Rightly Biased (Avenge me Girls AVENEGE ME!!!! ( I don't have any son's))
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To: Rightly Biased
LOL, Would be fun to put a prophylactic in their hands too!
23 posted on 11/21/2012 7:47:39 AM PST by Average Al
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
an unknown, nonexistent angry shopper

24 posted on 11/21/2012 8:42:22 AM PST by Stand Watch Listen
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