What happened to the Republican Party that felt that the government has no business being in an exam room, standing between me and my patient? Where did the party go that felt some decisions in a woman’s life should be made not by legislators and government, but rather by the women, her conscience, her doctor and her God?
The Mannequins Will Be Watching You
The company claims that the mannequins are better able to watch shoppers than wall-mounted security cameras because of their eye-level perspective and the fact that many consumer will stand and linger close to the mannequins as they examine the display. Notwithstanding whether this supposed advantage is real or just hype from a company looking to sell some souped-up mannequins, it must be said that the two modes of surveillance *feel* somehow different: We may not love wall-mounted camera surveillance, but in comparison it seems quotidian, a concession we make to store-owners looking to both protect and promote their wares.
And then they’ll come alive like in the first ep of Christopher Eccleston Doctor Who
A new smartphone app called SceneTap employs facial-detection software and cameras placed strategically in bars and nightclubs to tell users the age and gender makeup of an establishment they’re thinking of visiting.
Is it an invasion of privacy for your neighborhood watering hole to install cameras and scan your face?
Let’s be honest, says Violet Blue at ZDNet, this “bro-app” is designed to help “brotards” get liquored up and go straight to the bars “with the most chicks in them,” which is “sure to make women feel a little more like hunted prey” than they do already. News of the launch in San Francisco provoked so many complaints that several bars that had planned to participate backed out.
More about SceneTap
Makes me not want to go out again ever. ICK.