Hey Mack. Thanks for writing and for shedding light on what is perhaps the most pressing civil liberty issue today. China has already employed facial recognition technologies with devastating effectiveness to control and subjugate particular populations. Something that I’ve written about here if you’re interested. Even more alarming is the fact that China is now educating the leaders of authoritarian states in Africa how to go about replicating their system of societal control and high tech surveillance technologies. Just because this happens to transpiring in countries with different political systems than our own, it is foolish to assume that employing facial recognition technologies under the pretext of security is not on the agenda in our own democracies. If the world doesn’t wake up to what is taking place in this realm, an Orwellian type scenario could very well become a reality for us all. Peace.

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