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Chicago cops team up with FBI to create fake social media profiles
https://reclaimthenet.org/chicago-cops-team-up-with-fbi-to-create-fake-social-media-profiles/

 

US Postal Service wants to provide digital ID and collect more biometric data
https://reclaimthenet.org/us-postal-service-wants-to-provide-digital-id-and-collect-more-biometric-data/

 

The World Economic Forum has big plans for biometric airport surveillance
https://reclaimthenet.org/the-world-economic-forum-has-big-plans-for-biometric-airport-surveillance/

 

SWIFT begins preparing for centrally-controlled digital currencies
https://reclaimthenet.org/swift-begins-preparing-for-centrally-controlled-digital-currencies/

 

NYC Mayor Eric Adams says online platforms need to use AI to censor
https://reclaimthenet.org/nyc-mayor-eric-adams-says-online-platforms-need-to-use-ai-to-censor/

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Evolv Technology's facial recognition/weapons scanners may be searching you the next time you go out in public:
Gillette Stadium's Evolv Edge Facial Recognition Scanners Can ID Fans Before They Enter The Stadium (2019)
https://massprivatei.blogspot.com/2019/06/gillette-stadiums-facial-recognition.html
Evolv Edge Scans More Than 1M People's Faces (2018)
 
"We Have No Idea How This Will Be Used" - Evolv Gun Detection Gaining Popularity In US:
 
Domino’s And Netflix To Create "Stranger Things" Facial Recognition App:
In reality, the mind ordering app uses facial recognition and eye-tracking technology to allow customers to use their “powers” to order pizzas by making certain facial expressions or head movements. Customers need to have a Domino’s pizza profile with an “Easy Order” saved for the mind ordering to work.
 
Geofence Warrants and Reverse Keyword Warrants are So Invasive, Even Big Tech Wants to Ban Them:
Tech Companies Oppose ‘Reverse Warrants,’ Say Surveillance Of User Location Data Should Be Limited To Tech Companies:
 
Exposing the “Digital ID is a Human Right” Scam:
 
India- VPN service providers that do not comply with new guidelines can leave the country:
 
Brazil- Mastercard's New Facial Recognition Checkout Program Debuts In São Paulo Supermarkets:
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8 hours ago, zarkov said:

Fucking overwhelming digital shite!

 

Indeed. I sometimes go back through this thread to remind myself how fast all this intrusive tech is creeping up on us, it's pretty alarming.

 

8 hours ago, zarkov said:

Great heads-up thread EW

 

No prob. 👍

 

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6 minutes ago, EnigmaticWorld said:

Indeed. I sometimes go back through this thread to remind myself how fast all this intrusive tech is creeping up on us, it's pretty alarming.

I often wonder if what little sanity I have left would be better spent in tech free ignorance. As you said, it’s almost impossible to keep up with everything

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1 minute ago, Bombadil said:

I often wonder if what little sanity I have left would be better spent in tech free ignorance. As you said, it’s almost impossible to keep up with everything

 

I'm an 80s baby, and my most cherished years were the 90s. Boys will be boys, and I would be lying if I said I didn't like my tech. I grew up in the age of Nintendo, Sega, Walkmans, Discmans, and Mini Disc players.

 

However, ever since the year 2000, everything seems to have become sinister. Early 2000s were still pretty cool though.

 

The world still had problems back then, but it wasn't a total clown show. You could still have a cozy life.

 

I guess I at least have some good memories.

 

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6 minutes ago, EnigmaticWorld said:

 

I'm an 80s baby, and my most cherished years were the 90s. Boys will be boys, and I would be lying if I said I didn't like my tech. I grew up in the age of Nintendo, Sega, Walkmans, Discmans, and Mini Disc players.

 

However, ever since the year 2000, everything seems to have become sinister. Early 2000s were still pretty cool though.

 

The world still had problems back then, but it wasn't a total clown show. You could still have a cozy life.

 

I guess I at least have some good memories.

 

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I’m a mid 70’s child  so zx spectrum, C64 and later the Amiga were my childhood toys. I still have a lot of respect for early game developers. The scope and subject matter of games was enormous. Really allowed people to express their selves in a wonderful new way. In fact I think when they remaster or remake they should look back a bit further.

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14 minutes ago, Bombadil said:

I’m mod 70’s so zx spectrum, C64 and later the Amiga were my childhood toys. I still have a lot of respect for early game developers. The scope and subject matter of games was enormous. Really allowed people to express their selves in a wonderful new way. In fact I think when they remaster or remake they should look back a bit further.

 

I got to experience some of the old systems from the home computing days because I have an older brother, mainly Commodore and Amstrad.

 

It's not just games either, music and movies were quality back then as well. Golden era for pop culture.

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4 minutes ago, EnigmaticWorld said:

 

I got to experience some of the old systems from the British computing days because I have an older brother, mainly Commodore and Amstrad.

 

It's not just games either, music and movies were quality back then as well. Golden era for pop culture.

Totally agree It was a golden era for vision. Really felt that whatever I did had a chance to mean something. That what I did mattered. When I was first boat building in the  90’s a party would be held at the launch. I even got invited by owners on occasion. All out of respect for the work I did. Now the whole thing is pure greed and selfishness

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1 hour ago, EnigmaticWorld said:

 

Indeed. I sometimes go back through this thread to remind myself how fast all this intrusive tech is creeping up on us, it's pretty alarming.

 

 

No prob. 👍

 

I mean i would ask for the good news section, but while usually it doesn't sell, in this context it might not really exist i guess. Not all of this is malice anyway; there are lots of 'solutions looking for problems' here, because significant improvements to 'consumer tech' and particularly LOTS of software have ended a long time ago, but that cannot happen in current systems. There must be a yearly 'version x' or new model, since we operate on a model of 'replacement economies' - actively disincentivizing real durability - and failing that, just come up with new bullshit along with a great sales pitch hopefully. How many people know that the usecase for toothpaste was ENTIRELY made up by a very smart marketer? Thats exactly how almost every bit of  'convenience tech' does the trick.

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9 minutes ago, truepositive said:

Goldfish yep, knew about that but not the exact average number right now. So ill laugh at it first, then cry later. Both are appropriate?

 

I have heard others say that we can't accurately say what the attention span of a goldfish is. I don't know how true that is, but it's hard to deny that the human attention span is going down. People like their dopamine driven feedback loops too much. TikTok has just made things 10x worse. The algorithm controls the social media feed, and it's not feeding peoples minds, it's just giving them short thrills and then they scroll down to the next thing.

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Aye and the tube now mimicking that to some extent with 'shorts'. Again not just malice but also following the trend. Unfortunately once everybody is drinking the Brawndo, trends should often be avoided like the plague.

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15 hours ago, truepositive said:

Goldfish yep, knew about that but not the exact average number right now. So ill laugh at it first, then cry later. Both are appropriate?

 

1 minute ago, truepositive said:

Aye and the tube now mimicking that to some extent with 'shorts'. Again not just malice but also following the trend. Unfortunately once everybody is drinking the Brawndo, trends should often be avoided like the plague.

Can you write shorter posts please. Too long and difficult for me to concentrate for the whole post😂😂😂

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4 hours ago, EnigmaticWorld said:

Russia fast-tracks CBDC: Digital ruble to be used in "real operations" in 2023
https://edwardslavsquat.substack.com/p/russia-fast-tracks-cbdc-digital-ruble

Didn't quite expect Russia to move so fast with it,China is also fully onboard with it with their own format and with the oil and gas reserves dangling like the sword of Damocles how long before we see mass introduction westwards?

I personally think less than 2 years before im being obligated to carry a smartphone  (Ha you've got no chance !)

 

Once they have the control of the 'currency' and can turn you off at will (and China can already do this)...Thats it

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Nokia boss predicts when we will move away from smartphones, and the arrival of 6G


'Speaking on a panel at the World Economic Forum in Davos this week, Lundmark said that the world is likely to move away from using smartphones, to glasses and other devices before the arrival of 6G.

 

“The smartphone as we know it today will not anymore be the most common interface,” he said. “Many of these things will be built directly into our bodies.”

 

Lundmark said that by 2030 there will likely be a “digital twin of everything” that will require enormous computational resources. Networks will need to be at least 100 times or even 1,000 times faster to transmit all the bits that the industrial metaverse will require.

 

Lundmark said that only 30% of the global economy today is digitalized, and much work is needed to digitise the remaining 70%.

 

Nokia notes that in the 6G era, the digital, physical, and human world will seamlessly fuse to trigger extrasensory experiences.

 

“Intelligent knowledge systems will be combined with robust computation capabilities to make humans endlessly more efficient and redefine how we live, work and take care of the planet. Even though there is still a lot of innovation in 5G with the 5G-Advanced release of new standards, Nokia Bell Labs has already begun the research work on 6G,” it said.'


https://businesstech.co.za/news/mobile/590420/nokia-boss-predicts-when-we-will-move-away-from-smartphones-and-the-arrival-of-6g/

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Robot that climbs through gut without losing grip could deliver drugs
https://www.newscientist.com/article/2322132-robot-that-climbs-through-gut-without-losing-grip-could-deliver-drugs/

 

Tumors partially destroyed with sound don't come back
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2022/04/220418093955.htm

 

Robot orders increase 40% in first quarter as desperate employers seek relief from labor shortages, report says
https://www.businessinsider.com/robot-orders-up-40-percent-employers-seek-relief-labor-shortage-2022-5

 

Researchers Develop a Quantum-Teleportation Network to Achieve “Quantum Internet”
https://beebom.com/quantum-teleportation-network-quantum-internet/
https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-022-04697-y

 

A smartphone right on your eye? It's no longer a sci-fi imagination
https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/scitech/technology/833260/a-smartphone-right-on-your-eye-it-s-no-longer-a-sci-fi-imagination/story/

https://www.mojo.vision/mojo-lens/

 

A surveillance AI firm with hidden ties to China is seeking US infrastructure contracts
https://www.protocol.com/enterprise/remark-holdings-china-ai-infrastructure

 

Franky Zapata: French jetpack inventor injured in lake crash
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-61622794

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