Oh sure, this won’t end badly:
“”Facezam could be the end of our anonymous societies,” Kenyon told the London Telegraph. “Users will be able to identify anyone within a matter of seconds, which means privacy will no longer exist in public society.”
But Kenyon thinks this serves some greater purpose than simply allowing shy guys and gals to cyber-stalk their crushes. He told the Telegraph it will reduce crime by turning anyone with a smartphone into a watchdog who can identify suspect characters.”
The saddest part of this is that he might be right, privacy might be dead. But not because of some vast government conspiracy or massive investment in technology by an intelligence agency, but because some random company thinks it’d be cool if we could look up random people on Facebook when we run into them in public. This won’t end here, it will grow out to other platforms and eventually to Google Image search and so on.
We’re so screwed….