posted on Oct, 7 2014 @ 05:16 PM
a reply to: BornAgainAlien
So far the only place locally that I have encountered doing finger scans in my area here is our local amusement park. That one made me think about
why on earth would they do it at an amusement park. When I thought about it... a-lot of people go there, it is a good way to get a finger print on
record matching all the identities in the locality all in one massive database that could then be off loaded for use by some other entity. It could
be nothing... but I did wonder about it.
Our public areas have cameras too. For example, stoplights have cameras attached to them but this is more for local police to spit out tickets for
cars running lights...so on so forth. I think.
I can't remember a time when cars could be parked without license plates in my area.
I have not ridden the bus or trains so I don't know if we have cameras set up on those public transportation systems. I don't think passengers have
to give a finger scan in order to get a pass to ride them though.
I agree with what ForteanOrg said "The second problem is that you can not be sure the group that is monitoring you really wants to help you." " the
same tech may be mis-used by criminals."
It is scary to think about the cons.
You might be interested in reading up on the facial recognition programs that exist, places like airports and malls use it (FaceIt) and your handy
dandy cell phone aps have the capability now too (Recognizr). Also don't forget about the internet, there are software programs which can do facial
recognition by searching for a targeted individual. Enter said persons photo and walla, the program goes searching all the social media sites and
photo buckets that exists out there.
Basically if you can think about it... they already have the technology built and have been using it already. You just don't openly know about all
of it is all.