The pace of the surveillance boom is frightening.
Last year 2,910 patents were approved worldwide for facial recognition technologies, up 400% over 5 years.
For surveillance tech patents the 📈 was 380%.
From this brilliant @henrymance story on privacy ft.com/content/c4288d…
The Philip K Dick dystopian future is here!
Yeah this was one of the first of many fascinating things I learned in Japan. It was pretty common to see coworkers wearing masks in the office, with little decongestant vapour devices on their desks.