Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Gareth Halfacree, 2 Jul 2015.
Depends how they're cooked.
The usual BS from people who do not value privacy ....tut..
These are troubling times for every individual in this country, nobody wants this, but the govt and corporate money minions.
It is almost as if killing our children with fizzy drinks, and desensitizing them to sexual promiscuity is not enough for them, they want to know literally what underwear i have on and what proteins are in my body fluids.
I read in this months New Scientist magazine that a new facial recognition system (which is capturing the hearts and minds of the big corporation dudes) can identify you and instantly demographically sort your lifestyle and what salary you have aspired to achieve while you tour the town shopping centres, it can then with a clever algorithm determine what you have a propensity to buy and target you instantly.
One example is by a company called Face First, which is currently rolling out a system that will "boost sales by recognising customers each time they shop" and send alerts when these individuals enter any retail locations.
What this kind of facial recognition allows is a world without anonymity. You walk into a car showroom and the salesman knows your name and how much you make? That is not a world i would like to live in.
another company called Churchix uses facial recognition to assess the congregation, accesses a database and tracks their attendance levels, is nothing sacred?
Companies are already marketing products that will let a stranger point a camera at you and identify you by name and by personal profile or even by your body outline and gait.
Google and Microsoft have set their policies voluntarily at the moment so you have to opt in, they promise that your xbox personal info and photo etcinfo will stay secret for now. Most other companies are not following suit and have declared no barriers for privacy data collection, obviously the same goes for Uncle Dave and GCHQ.
The NHS, The Government, The Banks, The insurance companies and your local council are all raping your personal information and selling it to anyone that asks. Surely that is wrong?
Mr. Harold is a middle-aged man in hospital for a heart bypass surgery. Like most UK citizens in the post-NHS era, his compulsory health insurance only covers the basics. But thanks to a new government partnership initiative with private industry, Mr. Harold can enjoy the full range in health care that the NewCARE™ Hospital has to offer, through earning credit points towards his care.
By watching 20 commercials a day on his complementary bedside TV, he can earn his free hospital meals. Signing up to five product competitions or news emails a day, earns him a free physiotherapy session. Endorsing a health product on its promotional website will get him a week's free toiletries, painkillers or other items sponsored by the company. Mr. Harold can even befriend the MyNewCARE Facebook page (It's easy! We already know who you are!) and allow the company to follow his cardiac rehabilitation programme for the next month, and become one of their new star patients on their website! Ten views already gets him a set of complementary light-weight aluminium crutches. Every hundred views gets him two sessions of community physiotherapy. A thousand views earns him a free gym membership for three months and ten thousand views earns him a full package of physio, OT and psychology to assist him in a speedy recovery!* NewCARE is Personal Care!
* Sufficient rehabilitation progress must be maintained. If the patient fails to reach rehabilitation milestones within the agreed schedule he will be unfollowed and lose his accrued health benefits and services.
Total bollocks, and your point is?
Just a tongue-in-cheek (I hope) extrapolation of what privatisation of health care in the future may turn out to be. It starts with selling patient data, next step is targeted advertising...
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