Corrupt Capitalism: Facial Recognition Technology To Pitch Custom Ads
Kidney says: This is a total outrage! Corporations are now using Orwellian facial recognition technology to bombard us with an even deeper level of advertising than what we’re already used to.
This is a gross example of the extent to which Capitalism will go to suck you bone-dry of every penny you’ve got.
Source: LA Times
Picture this: You stop in front of a digital advertising display at a mall and suddenly an ad pops up touting makeup, followed by one for shoes and then one for butter pecan ice cream.
It seems to know you’re a woman in your late 20s and, in fact, it does. When you looked at the display, it scanned your facial features and tailored its messages to you.
Once the stuff of science fiction and high-tech crime fighting, facial recognition technology has become one of the newest tools in marketing, even though privacy concerns abound.