Chinese Police Add Facial-Recognition Glasses to Surveillance Arsenal


Bridging a crucial gap towards our collective dystopian future, Chinese Police have deployed facial recognition glasses:

In tests, the company says, the device has been able to identify individuals in a database of 10,000 suspects in as little as 100 milliseconds.

Maybe a logical step forward in a country that trusted KFC to use facial recognition tech to serve customers.

It’s also easy to see the tech evolving to include real-time scraping and analysis of social media, credit reports, or other data that could be used by sales people, con artists, or repressive governments.

As someone who has a terrible time remembering people’s names, I could see a use for it…