Ultra rich tricking out their houses with biometrics to keep out the poors

#1

wow, the people featured in this article https://www.wsj.com/articles/home-is-where-they-know-your-name-and-face-hands-and-fingerprints-11561047729?redirect=amp#click=https://t.co/zY3KNMZsbc

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#2

I’m not able to pull it up and it’s only online (I tried to find it in our library’s hard copies). No, our county won’t pay for online magazines or newspapers. :cry:

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#3

Same, if anyone can toss it into a pastebin or pad so we all have access that would be wonderful.

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#4

weird, it let me view it on mobile the other day but now I’m hitting the paywall too

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#5

I wonder if they also read New York 2140 (one of my favorite books,) and thought of the scene where climate refugees in NYC take over the empty luxury towers of real estate hoarders. Seemed like a great solution to two real problems!

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#6

Here’s a pad with the article:
https://pad.riseup.net/p/CEk9NSGYVGbQnIozC2ck

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#7

Wow. I never knew carrying a set of keys was so onerous (snark). But this also doesn’t seem like it would be much safer. Think of all the ways and places we leave our fingerprints behind. And while it may largely be science fiction now, how secure are people going feel if someone is able to create a usable copy of their fingerprint from something they’ve left behind.

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#8

It’s hardly science fiction:

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#9

I just finished an ARC of Ruth Ware’s new book “The Turn of the Key” where a woman takes a job as a nanny in a state-of-the-art Smart Home. Let’s just say that the technology was not her friend. I was more convinced than ever that I do not want my appliances talking to me.

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#10

I just think of think of George Jetson’s treadmill when he’s walking Astro. That’s our future is we aren’t careful.

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#11

I just think of think of George Jetson’s treadmill when he’s walking Astro. That’s our future is we aren’t careful.

Holy Jetsons! Your comment just made me realize that watching the episode where George Jetson got blacklisted by all the robots was exactly the moment of my childhood when I became concerned about privacy and security in the digital age.

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