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Britain's ubiquitous CCTV video surveillance network has nothing on Japan's Orwellian nightmare in the making. One of the country's top electronics firms, NEC, has just announced a new plasma display fitted with a tiny camera that can accurately identify a person's age and sex in order to target them with specific advertisements....

Here is the LINK to the original site I came across.


that is one level up from the level where kiteman is stalking me.....

He's not stalking, he's making sure you stay out of trouble.

See, he is your new found protector LOL

I wonder if it's like there CCTV age identifying cigarette vending machines, that will accept any old picture....

Your subconscious is tickling you. They have them, magazine photos fool them, in the news about three weeks ago. 4,000 smoke dispensers can be fooled by Al Gore's image. Ah, irony.

They're trying to fix it so they don't take photos. Which are flat, so logically they'll check for what's not flat. So logically Halloween masks will get popular year-round. :-)

I wonder did any of the kids think to try crinkling up their face a bit... You can make the wrinkles easily enough that way...

I reckon crinkling would work better or biro pen... Better yet borrow a girls makeup for a second add some wrinkles..

I'm wearing my V mask now. =)

*If I need to go somewhere

Though this is creepy and evil one advantage should be mentioned. Adverts will be less annoying and might be of use to someone... Though I wonder how well it crosses racial barriers, being a camera and a processor, also women with short hair. Though the race thin is more interesting, white to asian isn't as big a jump but black and from middle east would be a big complication to the machine....

AHHH!!! The government are spying on all of us!! AAAHHHHH!!!!!!!

Although that in itself is not so new, it has gotten very pervasive.... and invasive...


10 years ago

That's creepy.

*Flips through 1984 so he doesn't butcher the passage*

"It was terribly dangerous to let your thoughts wander when you were in any public place or within range of a telescreen. The smallest thing could igve you away. A nervous tic, an unconscious look of anxiety, a habit of muttering to yourself—anything that carried with it the suggestion of abnormality, of having something to hide. In any case, to wear an improper expression on your face… was itself a punishable offense. There was even a word for it in Newspeak: facecrime."

*shudders* The world is becoming more Orwellian.

That's just plain wrong.

That is cool and creepy at the same time....