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Narita airport to use facial recognition in boarding from 2020

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This won't end well.

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Works well in Singapore. Will work well here. I hope it will get extended to Haneda also.

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Big Brother is watching over you!

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theResident, does it work well across races in Singapore? I've heard a lot of these systems fail to recognize/identify people with darker complexions.

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Well, I'm as black as the ace of spades and worked fine for me.

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Privacy law act, out the window ay Abe? just churning out tax payers money to NEC, all because China is pretty much 1984 in their surveillance and 'AI'

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Why do we need to copy the Chinese?

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So it's speedy....untill you have to present your passport at the bottle neck.

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Facial recognition at the airport - Your image is inserted into the immigration database. Japanese immigration is controlled by the Ministry of Justice, same people as the police. Now you're part of the criminal database whether or not you've ever been in trouble with the law.

It won't be long before they set up facial recognition cameras at crosswalks and other public places. Jaywalked across an empty street in the middle of the night? Prepare for a police and immigration visit at your home!

Sure to be downvoted but you will see - give it 10 years, I promise that this is coming.

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Foreigners are photographed and fingerprinted anyway on arrival in Japan, so it doesn't make much difference to me. If it speeds things up while boosting security it sounds like a good idea.

I experienced in at Changi last time I went and it wasn't a problem at all.

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sounds good, but whats the real reason immigration doesnt do it as well? let me guss ,they need to keep the useless parasites on a payroll?

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Technology is on the cusp of creating a Orwellian world of oppressive state surveillance. Combined with the inclination of even Western nations to limit freedom of speech and private companies to fire and punish employees for incorrect views and you have a society that will invite social unrest. Privacy is in the process of no longer being a human right.

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With this system, there will no longer be bothersome procedures before boarding and passengers can enjoy a stress-free time at the airport," said Narita International Airport Corp Senior Vice President Tatsuya Hamada at a press conference in Tokyo.

Its still bothersome and humiliating to get fingerprinted when I come back every time. Why can't we just have facial recognition when we touch down on Japan instead of fingerprinting?

Technology is on the cusp of creating a Orwellian world of oppressive state surveillance. Combined with the inclination of even Western nations to limit freedom of speech and private companies to fire and punish employees for incorrect views and you have a society that will invite social unrest. Privacy is in the process of no longer being a human right.

Wolfpack, I usually do not see eye to eye with your comments but you are spot on here!

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.The human mind no matter how educated can and is eadily manipulated. All that is needed is throwing in a bait or reasonable enough reason.

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This won't end well.

What are you talking about?? I will end perfectly fine, for the STATE and their ability to control you completely.

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first time ever i saw your face...

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theResidentMay 31  05:40 pm JST

Well, I'm as black as the ace of spades and worked fine for me.

Thanks for the reply!

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Why not simply a lock of my hair, since if these 737 Max's fly again, and I'm on one, you'll need some DNA to identify what parts of me are stuck to ground.

Facial Recognition is "soooo" unreliable.

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