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Sinister Glasses/Spectacles

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posted on Jun, 16 2012 @ 05:50 PM
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Having recently reached the age where my eyes were in need of spectacles I took myself to my local opticians.
At the time I was unemployed and I was shown what was available to me via the NHS and I was shown a range like these.


I asked if I could have a pair with larger round lenses/frames as the type offered cut off the top and bottom of my vision. I was told no, I could only have this type.

I'm sure most people have noticed the trend for this style of specs and I wondered why people would favour a style that reduced their field of vision.
The truth is most people simply follow fashion, and who is responsible for fashion? TPTB.

Why would TPTB want people to wear this particular style?

It suddenly struck me, it’s obvious.

We are ALL being monitored via CCTV. This new style of specs allows the facial recognition programs to pick out the vital eyebrow region.

This pic shows some of the nodes that facial recognition software looks for.
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As you can see, this style of specs leaves many of the nodes still visible


Now compare with these specs.



We should understand that the nodes are obviously not printed on our faces, the recognition software needs to see as much of the face as possible to calculate where it should place them. In the picture above much of the eyebrow area is covered and so too is the area by the cheek bones. This means the software will have to guess where the nodes should be placed and a guess is of no real use to those who want to keep tabs on us.

See the difference.


So there you have it, my theory why this style of specs has been made fashionable.
What do you think?




posted on Jun, 16 2012 @ 05:55 PM
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While I was looking for a pic for this thread I found these.
How about going to this guy to buy your specs

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I thought this was amusing so I included it.

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Clearly a master criminal hiding his identity behind a pair of specs.



posted on Jun, 16 2012 @ 06:01 PM
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I think you need to limit your time on here and then concentrate on getting a job , then you can have any frame you desire . I wouldn't mind betting you pounced on your unemployment situation to maybe get some free specs , courtesy of the state and then you were disappointed with your options ?



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posted on Jun, 16 2012 @ 06:04 PM
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Thats your opinion, your entitled to it. Good by

By the way, most brainwashed people forget that we PAY for this stuff when they take that weekly NI cash from our wages
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posted on Jun, 16 2012 @ 06:06 PM
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posted on Jun, 16 2012 @ 06:08 PM
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Originally posted by VoidHawk
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Thats your opinion, your entitled to it. Good by

By the way, most brainwashed people forget that we PAY for this stuff when they take that weekly NI cash from our wages
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So, go out , get a job and buy the frames you desire , then prove me wrong



posted on Jun, 16 2012 @ 06:10 PM
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posted on Jun, 16 2012 @ 06:18 PM
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Guys....

We attack the post here at ATS, not the poster, remember?

This thread is about face recognition and cheap glasses frames.

I think it's an interesting topic, myself, and understand why it was posted.

Please stop derailing and distracting from the topic.


Cuhail



posted on Jun, 16 2012 @ 06:28 PM
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I think the OP mentioned that he WAS unemployed, you simply assumed he still is. Btw, over here we have decided that healthcare is paid for by everyone, that's why we are a society, we chose to live together and help each other out of solidarity.

Regarding the OP, I think we're just speaking about fashion. Sometime soon we'll have a new design for sunglasses and that will be the new trend. I don't think it has to do with recognition software, I see it too complicated to be used on CCTV, and probably wouldn't work too well.


 
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posted on Jun, 16 2012 @ 06:41 PM
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I disagree. I think the old larger style would interfere with the recognition system. They hide the features that the software looks for to generate the node points. This is not the case with the new style. The reason we get all the bad press about "hoodys" is for the same reason. Ask any young kid why he wears a hoody and he'll tell you its so they cant track his PRIVATE movements.



posted on Jun, 16 2012 @ 06:55 PM
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I think you can't compare hoodies to glasses. Imho hoodies are worn when you want to completely hide your face, useful when committing as police can't identify the culprit on CCTV, his face is completely covered. Hence I understand that youngsters are asked to remove them. I can understand privacy issues, but most people have nothing to hide and don't find the need to hide their faces. But deducing that TPTB are pushing certain type of glasses for recognition is a bit of a stretch. in the rest of Europe we don't have as much CCTV as in the UK, we don't have the issues you guys have with being recorded, yet we see that kind of glasses everywhere. That tells me it's about fashion.


 
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posted on Jun, 16 2012 @ 07:07 PM
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How do you know you dont have the cctv, have you seen how small the camera's are these days?

I'm over 50 and I'm not a criminal but I sure as hell think its wrong that they think they have the right to track my every move.

"If your doing no wrong then you wont mind" is what we're always being told. If thats the case then lets have cctv installed in police stations, governments buildings, courts etc. After all they're not doing anything wrong...are they?



posted on Jun, 16 2012 @ 07:16 PM
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I live in the US and the cheap glasses that are offered here are basically the same. I did not think anything sinister was going on though when I purchased mine. They were just affordable to me that is all. Good thing too because I went out and while gold panning stepped on mine, grinding them into the stream bed so the ear pieces stuck straight out. I bent them back and am still wearing them because I cannot afford another pair.

So many here seem to think they have an axe to grind with the UK health system. I do not understand it.



posted on Jun, 16 2012 @ 07:17 PM
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Of course we do have CCTV, in banks, shops, malls, etc...but not on every corner of every street like in the UK, so perhaps that makes us less aware of these privacy concerns. And there is already CCTV in police stations for instance...the trouble is getting hold of the footage when something happens, if police are implied, it will likely disappear, lol.


 
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posted on Jun, 16 2012 @ 07:19 PM
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If they are doing nothing wrong, the police should not mind being recorded. That is the line they always use on us.



posted on Jun, 16 2012 @ 07:28 PM
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Originally posted by groingrinder
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If they are doing nothing wrong, the police should not mind being recorded. That is the line they always use on us.

Thats my point realy, they watch us but we cant watch them. Personaly I'd find a live feed from the local nick or government buildings far more entertaining than the telly



posted on Jun, 16 2012 @ 08:58 PM
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************** A T T E N T I O N ***************

The OP has proposed a possible conspiracy regarding eyeglasses/spectacles. Please address the topic and not each others' personalities.

Thank you.



posted on Jun, 16 2012 @ 09:20 PM
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Voidhawk don't let these members rile you. You have to question everything and the fact that you found answers should mean a lot to to anyone with good reason. ATS is getting really bad right now because it's summertime and all the lonely brats that should be in school aren't.

So chill and don't let them get you banned.

When I was a kid I questioned why they used a five pointed star on my papers for a good grade. I didn't like it because it was they same star I saw on Lon Channey in " The Wolf Man ". When I grew up I realised just how correct I was not to like the pentagram. some call it a Monster Magnet.

Any ways here's 19 witches


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Shiuld be clue where I'm going with this.

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