Re: On January 28th, Criminals No Longer Another Face in the TampaStadium Crowd

From: Spike Jones (
Date: Thu Feb 01 2001 - 23:53:06 MST

> On Thu, 1 Feb 2001, Spike Jones wrote:
> > Coooool! Lets see if we can figure out how to defeat it. {8-] spike
> >
> xgl wrote: hmm ... football game right? ... face painting?

Thats a start. Something as simple as dark sunglasses would
be better. Those who say the software cannot be fooled by
dark sunglasses, well, I beg to differ. Whatever face recognition
software that is in our own brains is somewhat thrown off by
sunglasses. The old Groucho Marx glasses/nose combination
should do the trick. Failing that, some kind of pliable silly putty
substance that can be stuck to the cheeks should throw off the
imager. Pick an example from the silly walks department, and
there ya have it.

Im not too worried about giving the government too much power
until they try to pass a law that it is illegal to go around walking
silly and wearing Groucho glasses. This is the important point,
my friends, please note: as these kinds of technologies develop,
it becomes ever more important to keep governments under
control. Video the cops, watch carefully for whom you vote.
This is exactly what has caused me to go pi radians on transparency
issues: technology develops more quickly than peoples attitudes
change. spike

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