The future is getting scary.
A large advertising sign in a Tokyo subway station has been fitted with cameras that “read the gender and age group of people looking at them to tailor their commercial messages”.
So, a female teenager might see the latest fashion item and a teenage boy might see the latest bit of technology (I know that was stereotyping but…), whilst an elderly person would see something appropriate to their perceived needs.
How long before some genius links the age & gender capability to a bit of facial recognition software and the relevant criminal database. As you walk past…”Welcome Mr Alderson, there is a warrant for your arrest. The police have been alerted to your presence here. Please contact the nearest police officer immediately”
- Greater Manchester Police call handling