You had me
right up 'til "Google cares about privacy"
As part of its ongoing mission to "organize the world's information and make it universally accessible," Google has launched a new effort to scan every person on earth and put them on the interwebs. Dubbed Google People View, the project is underway in multiple American cities, including San Francisco, New York, Las Vegas, …
Now might be a good time to announce our StripSearch algorithm*. Working with Google's new digital human database and Health and Efficiency magazine we have developed software which can removing clothing from the digihuman moels to reveal the person underneath. Opt-out forms are available at google.com/pr1vacy/500error.html
*Patent pending in East Texas
Right, I've only read to the 2nd paragraph so far...but:
"Google is operating multi-million-dollar kiosks where registered Google users can create a reasonable facsimile of themselves via motion capture and digital photography and upload it to the company's servers."
Am I right in feeling worried about the social and political implications of the trend to voluntarily surrendering incredible personal details to big corporations? Booths? Regestration? Er....
Anyhoo, back to the article.
Uh, all joking aside, isn't this sort of thing what the last Bush administration wanted, along with Bliar and Co in The Blighted ? The ultimate Biometrics. Multi-terbyte HDs make the storage demands possible. After all, the concept of citizen is dead. We are mere consumers now.
To misquote Euripedes ?
In targeted advertising we live and move and have our being
Another case of reality imitating fiction. Not that many good AF this year. Good tries in El Reg though
who cares about googe privacy, i just enjoy google's aproach to adverts, and screen real-estate, i can enjoy and ignore google adverts if i see them, what i truly hate, as do lots of low level users like me, is banner adverts, lets face it, google uses targeted, text, adverts. who cares? we can ignore them, its the banner. java skript, full page pop ups, we hate..... id rather have googles descrete, ignorable adverts.
franc, not a uber-leet educated techy person.