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4 years ago  ::  Aug 20, 2010 - 4:51PM #1
Weepingangelofthetrees
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“Every person, place, and thing on this planet will be connected [to the iris system] within the next 10 years”

Biometric Iris Scanning Technology Rolled Out Across Entire City 190810iris

Steve Watson
Prisonplanet.com
Thursday, Aug 19th, 2010

A biometrics research and development company is set to roll out iris recognition technology across an entire city in a move that it claims will create a real life Minority Report society where anyone taking a train or shopping in a department store will have their eyes scanned by hi-tech sensors.

Global Rainmakers Inc. (GRI), based out of headquarters in New York, has announced that it will use the technology to begin creating what it claims will be “the most secure city in the world” in Leon, one of Mexico’s largest cities.

The move will see GRI’s “eye swipe” machines, which come in a variety of different shapes and sizes, hooked up to a huge iris database created in conjunction with Leon law enforcement authorities.

“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,” Jeff Carter, CDO of GRI tells tech website FastCompany.com.

According to the article, “Criminals will automatically be enrolled, their irises scanned once convicted. Law-abiding citizens will have the option to opt-in.”

Yet Carter seems confident that everyone, whether a criminal or not will soon be hooked into the database:

“Every person, place, and thing on this planet will be connected [to the iris system] within the next 10 years,” he says.

In Carter’s hideous control freak vision of the future, anyone taking money out of an ATM, paying for items in a store or simply catching a bus will have to stare directly into the beast system while “Police officers will monitor these scans and track the movements of watch-listed individuals.”

Carter even alludes to Philip K. Dick’s Minority Report, noting that the system will operate to a degree even more controlling than in the cult classic dystopian story.

    Not even the “dead eyeballs” seen in Minority Report could trick the system, he says. “If you’ve been convicted of a crime, in essence, this will act as a digital scarlet letter. If you’re a known shoplifter, for example, you won’t be able to go into a store without being flagged. For others, boarding a plane will be impossible.”

One of the blinking iris scanners is revealed in the video below:

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4 years ago  ::  Aug 20, 2010 - 5:21PM #2
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I think Carter has rather missed what Dick was trying to say with this part of Minority Report. Dick wasn't endorsing this stuff, he was commenting on a society where humans were viewed increasingly as merely a repository for commodities, where your only value to society is as a consumer. And, by logical extension of that, more effective ways of selling you stuff entail more commodifying of individual identity. The danger to this stuff is not that the state uses it but that it's adoption by big business to sell you crap makes it so ubiquitous that it appears perfectly normal.

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4 years ago  ::  Aug 20, 2010 - 5:30PM #3
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 into the beast system



I thought the beast mark was given to you, not just scanning something you're already born with, like fingerprints.

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4 years ago  ::  Aug 20, 2010 - 6:35PM #4
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Good gods!


 


Think I'll be opting out. 


 


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4 years ago  ::  Aug 27, 2010 - 11:22PM #5
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