This just translates into power, pure and simple.
If you give some anonymous idiotic bureaucrat
a tool, he will eternally strive to find some use for it. And then he will look for another one. and another one…
The bottom line is that I do not want to vest our government with unlimited power to watch, regulate and control us. Our freedom loving government is already stepping on toes by accident, (in a Brazil kind of way) what happens 30 years down the road when the government IS being intentionally malevolent? (in a 1984 kind of way) Do you think you can just ask for this privacy back?
I do not look for my gov’t to be an eternal parent that keeps tabs on my whereabouts 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. I never buy into the arguement, if you are not doing something wrong, you shouldn’t mind. The real question should be Why the hell should we give this power to the government? Do they absolutely need it?
Just a little projection on future uses of this…
Assuming these cameras come into general use…
(sport arenas, airports, liquor stores, 7-11’s, ATMs etc…)
If they scan you at your seats, then someone somewhere paid for those seats. Most likely with a credit card. That means there is a name and addres on file. While the name on the credit card is not likely to be the face in the seat, (especially at the superbowl) I am sure that a database could be worked up to match every face ever used in conjunction with your credit card until they had a good fix on what name belonged to each face.
From this point on, you are tracked, logged, and filed everytime you fill your car up for gas.
But if you are not doing anything wrong, why should you care?
(let’s just march down and donate our fingerprints and DNA while we are at)
Visions of that Stallone movie (where he fights Wesley Snipes) in the future pop into my head. You get automatically fined for every infraction. Jaywalk, errrrrrrrr $25 has been automatically deducted from your account to pay your fine. Spitting??? errrrrrrr $35 has been automatically deducted form your account to pay your fine. Did you use a racial slur? Please report to the nearest police station for incarceration for your hate crime.
Sorry, I’ll pass on micromanagement of my life.
All of this happened at the Superbowl without anyone knowing. Do you think they will ask anyone what they think before they expand the uses of this?