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(The New York Times)   Retailers using facial recognition to target sales. "If you are an angry man of 30, and it is Friday evening, it may offer you a bottle of whiskey," says woman who is unclear on what could possibly go wrong   (nytimes.com) divider line 113
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2013-07-15 04:25:25 PM
Can it tell if I need a plasma rifle in the 40 watt range?
 
2013-07-15 04:27:24 PM
I'll be an angry man of thirty three if anyone tries to do that.
 
2013-07-15 04:28:21 PM
I think it's really sick to delve in to human behavior in order to figure out how to extract more money from the human behaving.
 
2013-07-15 04:28:43 PM
Rob, you look like a brie man if I've ever seen one.
 
2013-07-15 04:29:11 PM
Hello Mr. Yakamoto and welcome back to the Nordstrom
 
2013-07-15 04:29:11 PM
I go to brick and mortar stores for two reasons:

1) to put money in the local economy
2) not be freaking tracked like a commodity


Aaand I know any purchase made with a credit card or debit card is gonna get tracked anyway....
 
2013-07-15 04:29:17 PM

DubtodaIll: I think it's really sick to delve in to human behavior in order to figure out how to extract more money from the human behaving.


That's called advertising...
 
2013-07-15 04:29:35 PM
Huh, "Minority Report" is real.
 
2013-07-15 04:29:59 PM

JohnHall: DubtodaIll: I think it's really sick to delve in to human behavior in order to figure out how to extract more money from the human behaving.

That's called advertising...


And I'm still right.
 
2013-07-15 04:30:05 PM
So first it was getting location tracking into everyone's hands with cell phones, and now its gonna be getting all those cameras and Google Glass to let us visually surveill and record each other.

All the time. No exceptions.

Enjoy they new slavery, folks. Who owns you?
 
2013-07-15 04:30:07 PM
to the Nordstrom? fail
 
2013-07-15 04:30:25 PM
Who just walks around all day with their WiFi radio on?
 
2013-07-15 04:32:26 PM
"You have been crying recently, Lucy. Would you like to see our sales on ice cream, chocolate, and shotguns?"
 
2013-07-15 04:33:04 PM
Welcome to this brave new world, that has such marketing techniques in't.

It's only gonna get creepier from here.
 
2013-07-15 04:33:25 PM
This bottle, of Steven's...
 
2013-07-15 04:34:11 PM
Now I have to put a tinfoil hat on myself AND my phone???
 
2013-07-15 04:34:35 PM
"I would just love it if a coupon pops up on my phone," said Linda Vertlieb some lifeless mass of pity and scorn.
 
2013-07-15 04:34:42 PM
So if I went in the childrens wear department and pretended to masturbate, what would happen.
 
2013-07-15 04:34:53 PM
But will it try to sell you things thta you want or thigns that you need.

If it sees a fat guy will sell him donuts or slimfast?
 
2013-07-15 04:34:54 PM
This is gonna be awkward when I take my girlfriend out on a date and it offers her Bratz dolls and Miley Cyrus albums.
 
2013-07-15 04:35:39 PM

jaybeezey: But will it try to sell you things thta you want or thigns that you need.

If it sees a fat guy will sell him donuts or slimfast?


it's like i had a stroke while trying to type that....
 
2013-07-15 04:35:49 PM
Better start shutting my phone down before I go shopping.
 
2013-07-15 04:35:58 PM

theorellior: Welcome to this brave new world, that has such marketing techniques in't.

It's only gonna get creepier from here.


People usually like to point towards 1984 as a possible horrible future. Ever since I finished reading A Brave New World early one Christmas morning I have felt it was a future that was both more likely to happen and worse.
 
2013-07-15 04:36:14 PM
Just start wearing one of those V for Vendetta masks all over the place, they'll never be able to track you then.
 
2013-07-15 04:37:05 PM
"Our systems have determined you may be about to commit a crime. Tom Cruise has been called to arrest you."
 
2013-07-15 04:37:13 PM

KawaiiNot: Better start shutting my phone down before I go shopping.


But then how will you be able to post status updates about how you're "totes gonna buy this hat, you jelly bro" and post Instagram photos of yourself in said hat
 
2013-07-15 04:37:22 PM
If it works as well as the internet advertising they'll be trying to sell me women's clothes from the time I went to the store with my girlfriend.
 
2013-07-15 04:38:44 PM

Moodybastard: I go to brick and mortar stores for two reasons:

1) to put money in the local economy
2) not be freaking tracked like a commodity


Aaand I know any purchase made with a credit card or debit card is gonna get tracked anyway....


Do you have your rewards/club/points card? Thank you and have a nice day Mr. Bastard.
 
2013-07-15 04:39:13 PM

DubtodaIll: I think it's really sick to delve in to human behavior in order to figure out how to extract more money from the human behaving.


They're just trying to give you what you want.
 
2013-07-15 04:39:26 PM
This will last until the first high-level congressman "accidentally" walks into the women's apparel section..
 
2013-07-15 04:39:41 PM
tricycleracer



Who just walks around all day with their WiFi radio on?

A number of people, devices attempt to connect to any Wi-Fi in an attempt to lower the amount of data you use on your plan unless you turn it off.
 
2013-07-15 04:40:31 PM
Great!  They need to sell these machines to husbands.   Maybe finally someone can figure out what a woman means when they say "You should know why I'm upset."
 
2013-07-15 04:41:00 PM
I'm thinking it might be time for payphones to make a comeback, so people can make calls in public if they don't feel like carrying around a personal tracking device with scads of private data on it.
 
2013-07-15 04:41:13 PM

JohnHall: DubtodaIll: I think it's really sick to delve in to human behavior in order to figure out how to extract more money from the human behaving.

That's called advertising...


Technically that's called marketing.
 
2013-07-15 04:41:20 PM
"If you are an angry man of 30, and it is Friday evening, it may offer you a bottle of whiskey," says woman who is unclear on what could possibly go wrong

To be fair, she's in Russia and we don't know the other variations.

"If you are a happy man of 30, and it is a Friday evening, it may offer you a bottle of vodak."
 
2013-07-15 04:42:32 PM

KawaiiNot: Better start shutting my phone down before I go shopping.


Pretty soon that will be grounds for arrest, like the illegal off buttons on TVs in "Max Headroom".
 
2013-07-15 04:42:41 PM

Todd300: So first it was getting location tracking into everyone's hands with cell phones, and now its gonna be getting all those cameras and Google Glass to let us visually surveill and record each other.

All the time. No exceptions.

Enjoy they new slavery, folks. Who owns you?


Maybe one day when 4g/5g data is ubiquitous and we get unlimited fast data plans, maybe we might see the stuff from Googles uploaded to some server without you knowing to facially recognise other people and see their and send them an advert... but it all just seems so unlikely. They certainly couldn't do it today, using up peoples limited data allowances to beam back reports of strangers' locations.
 
2013-07-15 04:43:41 PM

Empty H: People usually like to point towards 1984 as a possible horrible future. Ever since I finished reading A Brave New World early one Christmas morning I have felt it was a future that was both more likely to happen and worse.


Huxley was much more on-the-ball than Orwell. The iron fist squeezes more tightly inside a velvet glove. Have some soma and play centrifugal bumble-puppy.
 
2013-07-15 04:44:13 PM

Random Anonymous Blackmail: tricycleracer

Who just walks around all day with their WiFi radio on?

A number of people, devices attempt to connect to any Wi-Fi in an attempt to lower the amount of data you use on your plan unless you turn it off.


WTF background apps are people running that the phone in their pocket is going to blow through their data cap?
 
2013-07-15 04:44:23 PM
*pedosmile detected*

"Enjoy your complimentary cotton candy sir. Our puppy breeders will be with you momentarily"
 
2013-07-15 04:46:28 PM
If you are an angry man of 30, and it is Friday evening, it may offer you a bottle of whiskey,

I already have one of those.  It's called a cashier.
 
2013-07-15 04:46:34 PM
F*CK OFF WITH THIS CREEPY STALKER BULLSH*T!!!

F*cking corporate cockbag POS motherf*ckstains!!! Try making a good product/service and I'll consider buying it. If I find out you are pulling this creeper insanity you'll get NOTHING from me. NOTHING!!!
 
2013-07-15 04:48:17 PM
It would always be trying to sell me new boots and happy pills.

/boots always look like hell
//glaring at you
 
2013-07-15 04:49:12 PM

here to help: F*CK OFF WITH THIS CREEPY STALKER BULLSH*T!!!

F*cking corporate cockbag POS motherf*ckstains!!! Try making a good product/service and I'll consider buying it. If I find out you are pulling this creeper insanity you'll get NOTHING from me. NOTHING!!!


I sense anger and hostility. Would you be interested in purchasing some privacy control?
 
2013-07-15 04:49:52 PM

Slaxl: Todd300: So first it was getting location tracking into everyone's hands with cell phones, and now its gonna be getting all those cameras and Google Glass to let us visually surveill and record each other.

All the time. No exceptions.

Enjoy they new slavery, folks. Who owns you?

Maybe one day when 4g/5g data is ubiquitous and we get unlimited fast data plans, maybe we might see the stuff from Googles uploaded to some server without you knowing to facially recognise other people and see their and send them an advert... but it all just seems so unlikely. They certainly couldn't do it today, using up peoples limited data allowances to beam back reports of strangers' locations.


If it's the ISP, they'll just exempt their metrics data from the bandwidth statistics. Besides, keeps 'em from looking at their statement to find out how much info you're pulling on them.
 
2013-07-15 04:49:54 PM

jaybeezey: But will it try to sell you things thta you want or thigns that you need.

If it sees a fat guy will sell him donuts or slimfast?



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2013-07-15 04:50:36 PM
Hrmm, so that's why where ever I go, someone tries to sell me a sex toy and a gallon of industrial strength lube.
 
2013-07-15 04:52:10 PM

here to help: F*CK OFF WITH THIS CREEPY STALKER BULLSH*T!!!

F*cking corporate cockbag POS motherf*ckstains!!! Try making a good product/service and I'll consider buying it. If I find out you are pulling this creeper insanity you'll get NOTHING from me. NOTHING!!!


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Would you like to purchase a bottle of whiskey?
 
2013-07-15 04:52:46 PM

Random Anonymous Blackmail: So if I went in the childrens wear department and pretended to masturbate, what would happen.


In my experience, security in ~1:30... it's a race!
 
2013-07-15 04:53:23 PM

DubtodaIll: JohnHall: DubtodaIll: I think it's really sick to delve in to human behavior in order to figure out how to extract more money from the human behaving.

That's called advertising...

And I'm still right.


The Stealth Hippopotamus: They're just trying to give you what you want.

If they don't know what you want, they'll give you what they think you want.
res2.windows.microsoft.com

Remember this the next time you blow off the people doing marketing research.

/and yes, they are trying to get more of your business.
 
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