Hey, I didn't see a thread up about this and I wanted to pose the question.
Listen to this discussion here about what the fucking state-fascist Amazon x Law Enforcement is rolling out in various poor neighborhoods:
Warning, listening this podcast will make grown men cry
also this terrifying warning about autonomous AI: hooktube.com
The discussion I'd like to have is on what exactly can be done, as Bones puts it very succinctly, this kind of facial recognition garbage is just like the technology of the machine gun in WWI. Droves of men just walked into the line of fire and dropped, because they had never encountered such a menace. Now, what will happen when you call up a self-driving car, it recognizes you as having done activism, or you're generally on the wrong-think list, and the doors lock and you're driven away to a blacksite? I'm also sure that all these insane police killings were let loose on Americans just -so that- liberals find the funds for police body cams, then those body cams get equipped with recognition, then we're even more fucked than before. Instead of dismantling the police state, we've equipped them with our worst nightmare.
As Count Alfred Korzybski points out, as he wrote just after witnessing WWI, human society advances its technology, at great human cost, and then only after there is a gigantic upheaval/revolution/bloody insurrection does ethics start getting put into place. This advance in technology seems to be rolling forward at full steam, and the danger is that it gets in place with no ethics involved, then starts replicating itself on racist, white supremacist, or just straight up capitalist ideals, and there is no reset button by the initiative for common weal.
What do you say? What can be done against this, voting surely is off the table, we didn't even vote this stuff in. The corrupt, stinking institution just rolls forward, and it seems we are heading for a future where if you even look the wrong way, you're put on a list, and then captured any time you try to make a sound.