Guys, I've said this before, I'll say it again. Its government worship which is the problem. I don't care about private surveillance. I run cameras of all sorts on my own properties. I don't "TRACK" my people or strangers, but I do check to see if anyone's opening things they shouldn't be, taking things they shouldn't be, or contaminating samples or chemicals they shouldn't be. THAT is what this stuff is for. The surveillance society takes this many steps further... and in fact, it tells you who gets to own the vast mass of bleating morons. Am I mean? Probably. Am I right? Sometimes I really wish I wasn't. Here's the catch. When you aren't interacting with me, you aren't on camera, I don't usually keep records, unless about a day where something very suspicious happened, and otherwise don't particularly care what others do, as long as they don't do it to my stuff. Pretty basic. Keeping an eye on my property when my eyes aren't there, or asleep.
As for facial recognition cameras, what facial recognition means is not this movie like NSA/CIA/Jason Bourne bullshit. Facial recognition means the camera can recognize "this is a face" and identify the image as such. Turn on your iphone or android phone or even your Sharp Zaurus, if you can afford a full blown linux palmtop / phone device. Now aim the selfie camera straight at yourself (the one by the proximity sensor that dims the keypad when you put it to your ear) and look at those green, red or yellow dots or squares that show up around your face on the preview. THAT is "facial recognition" technology. It identifies that "this area contains a face." These images can then be used as hashes for logins, or other such things. I've dealt with homeland sec, and facial recognition is the norm on most of their laptops. Yes, they got swipe cards and passwords, but when using only a password, for the average goon, is too brain taxing and they resort to shit like "password" or "mom" or "$name" or "$birthday" or some other easily guessed idiocy. Hence why the fancy passwords known as face pic hash. The laptop or desktop camera takes a pic, converts it to numbers, takes a hash of certain coordinates and colors, and bam, insta password. It is a system built to coddle IDIOTS. It always will be. Those of us with a brain that works already know to segregate important things with strong passwords or a swipe card (which is an encoded strong password) or, better yet, two factor or multiple factor authentication, and everything else with what we'd consider a weak password, but what would still be a very strong password to the average folk. Looking at the absence of care in most of the goons, one understands why the so called "society" rejected Eugenics for the peasants. If we'd all eliminated our weaklings and depraved members of society, all the ruling class and enforcing class would be gone, and I wouldn't have to clean porn trojans with embedded bios hooks from commercial servers. (And Hillary's followers wouldn't have reportedly clicked on a baited link in an email, either. And these were the people supposed to run a security service? I wouldn't let them run a kiosk at the mall!!)
This whole mess of "tracking everyone, all the time" is idiotic at best, and all it can do is create false positives, while also invading privacy. As we see, the crooks themselves treasure privacy, even as they advocate for permanently removing ours. Anonymous exposed Hillary's emails and Hillary went ballistic. Some people simply do not care about privacy of others, but you can see how much they care when their own is at stake. Some people are extra touchy about it even with friends. And they aren't always "criminals" either. Criminals know how to keep secrets. Honest people are the morons who give up their privacy thinking that it will somehow curtail criminals, if they give the most criminal class of society, the government, access to everything. You'd think these idiots would have learned from the past, but then again, look at how many people voted for Hillary AFTER all the wikileaks stuff and all the Anonymous stuff came out. (Hint: Even the Mossad joined in to ruin the mini she-wolf. (megadeth anyone?)) Regardless your feelings on Trump or Gary Johnson, we can all agree that in a mostly-sane society, after all the leaks, Hillary should not have had any votes except from the undead (almost 3 million of whom have been accounted for, so far, according to my own sources) and the criminal element, who always vote for their own hoping for favoritism. Lets face it, we know government is a bad thing, and generally bad people take to it (and it corrupts the good people) but even so, it only continues to exist because we have denied eugenics and have permitted and emboldened our worst, and denied our best. Retarded kid? Sure, help him with the best, most expensive care, make sure he breeds, etc. Bully kid? Give him protection from other kids fighting back, because... "we don't want violence in our schools." On the other hand Smart kid? Drug him up, punish him, and make him submit to his inferiors at school, protect the bullies from his wrath, etc. Out in the world? Scumbags get to bully people and nothing gets done. Smart guy says "enough" and gets even? Cops ruin him. Where's the justice? I'm talking real, even, cosmic / recognizable justice, not this BS where "we gave him a fine." What we have today, folks... is reverse eugenics.