Face Recognition Breakthrough - Why develop nukes?

Juan juan.g71 at gmail.com
Tue Feb 17 23:35:41 PST 2015

On Wed, 18 Feb 2015 01:57:22 -0500
grarpamp <grarpamp at gmail.com> wrote:

> Why, like nukes, does society insist on developing
> tech whose primary purpose upon analysis seems
> only to be destructive, 

	Society? What 'society'? You are talking about particular
	individuals who happen to be shitbags. 

	In a sense, 'society'  doesn't do anything. Some ideas may be
	shared by different groups of people or even majorities, but
	the 'building block' is still the individual so to speak.

>or of control, or in removing rights
> from individuals and groups, or just plain [ab]using them
> for profit? What possible quantifiable significant individualized
> benefit would a single human have from such things, when
> in fact they are pointed at them, instead of being wielded
> in their own hands?
> This isn't crypto or a weapon a human can also use to
> protect themselves beforehand. Do you really need to
> facial recognize your friends, your boss, doctor, or even to
> seek justice [aka: revenge] after someone's already done
> damage to you? Do you really care if another face has
> your name so long as if the cops come, society, laws and
> process are done right such that you are declared as
> innocent error and formally expunged from all db's and news
> and even compensated? Where is the FR in your hands? For
> that matter, do any individuals in your network really need to
> FR you either? In individual paired contexts, FR seems
> pointless. And any benefit when used to say hunt in a
> group seems thoroughly washed out by negatives on balance.
> When the camera comes to your face, instinct tells
> to put a mask to protect yourself. So there's something
> obviously wrong with the "picture" being developed here.
> Maybe it is the developers that need more cameras
> in their face to get a feel for the more likely uses.

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