Welcome to the technofascist surveillance state, brought to you by COVID-19!
That’s a frightening term to indicate that George Orwell’s 1984 continues to morph into reality in 2021.
South Korea announced they’re taking the latest digitalized steps to track the whereabouts of every single citizen.
South Korea will soon roll out a pilot project to use artificial intelligence, facial recognition and thousands of CCTV cameras to track the movement of people infected with the coronavirus, despite concerns about the invasion of privacy https://t.co/Q5YoDnyoF4
— Reuters (@Reuters) December 13, 2021
South Korea will soon roll out a pilot project to use artificial intelligence, facial recognition and thousands of CCTV cameras to track the movement of people infected with the coronavirus, despite concerns about the invasion of privacy.
The South Korean government plans to monitor its citizens like a hawk to ensure compliance to tyrannical COVID-19 restrictions.
No movements unnoticed in this invasive track & trace system.
If you fail to comply, ‘Big Brother’ will know in real time via its facial recognition technology.
South Korea To Use Facial Recognition Cameras To Track COVID Cases, Ensure Mask Compliance https://t.co/mEID2Dul52
— zerohedge (@zerohedge) December 14, 2021
Authorities in South Korea are set to use the country’s facial recognition camera network to track people with COVID in real time and ensure they are wearing face masks.https://t.co/JeQmSy7Qxx
— Paul Joseph Watson (@PrisonPlanet) December 13, 2021
Bucheon in South Korea will use AI, facial recognition and 10,000 CCTV cameras to track COVID-19 cases, their close contacts, and whether they were wearing a mask https://t.co/sQvAbTQ8Yk
— BNO News (@BNOFeed) December 13, 2021
Summit News notes:
The system will first be tested in Bucheon, on the outskirts of Seoul, in January before being extended to other areas of the country.
The scheme uses artificial intelligence and facial recognition software linked to the city’s 10,820 security cameras “to track the movements of active cases and their close contacts, and to determine whether they wore a mask,” reports RT.
One official said the system was needed to reduce the workload on the team tasked with tracking COVID cases in the city by relying on information such as records of card purchases and cellphone location data.
“Using facial recognition technology will enable that analysis in an instant,” said Bucheon Mayor Jang Deog-cheon, adding that it reduces the burden on workers having to spend “hours analyzing a single [segment of] CCTV footage.”
The facial recognition software reduces the workload of South Korea’s human track & tracers.
That’s a corporate disguise for widespread job automation that will wipe out many workforce sectors.
With the continued digitalization of society, the government can rely on artificial intelligence and facial recognition to invade people’s privacy.
It falls in lockstep with the Great Reset and UN Agenda 2030.
However, not all South Korean politicians favor the idea.
Cont. from Summit News:
Park Dae-chul, a lawmaker from the main opposition People Power Party. called the plan a “neo-totalitarian idea.”
“It is absolutely wrong to monitor and control the public via CCTV using taxpayers’ money and without the consent from the public,” said Park.
China, India, Japan, Poland, Russia, and multiple US states are also exploring similar ways to keep track of the movements of people infected with COVID.
You can look to New York for an example of facial recognition technology rolling out in the United States.
New York Mets announce an “express entry program,” powered by facial recognition company @Wicketsoftware, that will allow enrolled fans to enter without a paper or mobile ticket. Available throughout ballpark by Opening Day. pic.twitter.com/UCX2mdGZif
— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) December 7, 2021
https://t.co/ZQQqAJyNio In 2022 Albany to discuss bringing biometrics to all New York State Schools. Facial recognition, retina scans, tracking devices, digital biometric passports. What the hell is going on in public education that this is where we are headed? @JasonBermas
— ABtrWrldIsPsbl (@btr_wrld) August 26, 2021
This type of high-tech, intrusive technology makes Orwell’s novels appear like a walk in the park.