Skip to comments.This Conversation Between A Passenger And An Airline Should Absolutely Terrify You
Posted on 04/24/2019 5:39:54 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia
A conversation between a passenger and an airline has gone viral, largely because people find it intensely creepy.
MacKenzie Fegan went to the airport last week. As with normal flights, she was expecting at some point to present her boarding card in order to get on her plane. However, she found all she had to do was look at a camera, and at no point was asked for her pass.
As convenient as that sounds, she had questions, which she put to the airline, JetBlue, in a now-viral thread.
MacKenzie Fegan @mackenzief I just boarded an international @JetBlue flight. Instead of scanning my boarding pass or handing over my passport, I looked into a camera before being allowed down the jet bridge. Did facial recognition replace boarding passes, unbeknownst to me? Did I consent to this?
(Excerpt) Read more at iflscience.com ...
I see it this way: The guy that sold you the ticket at the front desk is also handling boarding. He recognized you...
Whatever will we do when we gain the ability to turn people’s memory into audio and video. It would mean that just be looking at something it is as if we are wearing google glass, and by hearing something it is as if we were “wearing a wire”?
How would that work in the face of laws governing recordings of conversations, etc.?
It’s definitely coming.
1984 People, 1984...
Or he snapped a picture of her. Of course, those pictures are stored.
In other news, an innocent guy is suing Apple because their facial recognition caused him to be arrested.
Marks of the beast.
I don’t mind the use of facial recognition when traveling, as it usually cuts down on the long lines. What scares me, though, is when there is a mistake. The people operating the machines have an attitude that they’re never wrong.
The only thing Orwell got wrong was the year.
This ready in Europe...a couple of years I experienced this...I went through the face recognition 2 times ...2 different areas on the way to the plane...and the 2nd time I was denied boarding...at first...
a lady asked me if I had glasses on the 1st time...yes I remembered I had...that was why I was denied boarding...I put my glasses on and got the green light to board...
Scary eh ???
Yup - nothing more needs to be said.
By that rationale, our very existence is a "mark of the beast." Our faces, retinas, fingerprints, etc. don't count as a "mark of the beast," in Biblical terms, as far as I can reckon. Would you agree?
Should we use such a system to weed-out non-citizens, non-residents, duplicate votes at polling locations? How about using this to cross check against I.D. databases for multiple hits, the same face associated with different names? A possible counter for identity fraud, if coupled with a kinematic system which scores for a body’s physical movement match? The use against illegals for E-verify should pose less questions.
The use of the word “terrifying” in so many clickbait articles and videos is terrifying.
Youll never guess what happened next!
“The guy that sold you the ticket at the front desk is also handling boarding. He recognized you...”
And if “that guy at the front desk” is a pc, tablet, or smart phone ????
“Use this one weird trick to get through airport security faster...”
No more "voter suppression"!
No more voter ID!
Use facial recognition at all polling places!
Ban vote by mail!
OK, but, can I still get groped by TSA?
I read the article, and I am not terrified. Sounds like someone social justice warrior looking for a problem that doesn’t exist?
Does she really believe she can get on a plane without the company and the government keeping a permanent record of that travel? The days of anonymous travel stopped decades ago - don’t want your face scanned? Than you better not get a passport or a drivers license - don’t want the government or even private business to know where you are going? Good luck with that one.
When flying youve been tracked by your name, birthdate and more for a long time.
When driving you must carry government issued photo ID.
Voting? Not so much.
By using these in their data bases, it becomes marks of the beast.
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