As technology continues to advance as we get deeper into the 21st century, shocking footage has been released that looks straight out of a Hollywood movie.
In one particular news clip, new technology appears to show the future of surveillance already underway, as monitors show detailed descriptions of anyone who walks by the camera. The information is picked up by way of facial recognition, and among its features is the ability to identify by gender, age, body language, and use of glasses.
Though it’s unclear where this particular clip was filmed, it’s been widely reported that China is leading the world with these type of advancements, evident by their street-side surveillance cameras that are able to identify any of it’s 1.4 billion citizens within seconds. At one intersection in the city of Shenzhen, a giant screen is even put on display to expose anyone who dares to jaywalk, hoping to discourage others from doing the same.
Furthermore, Chinese startup companies such as SenseTime and Megvii are said to have A.I.-powered facial recognition systems that are indeed the most powerful in the world, while China uses the technology to record their citizen’s at their own free will. By recording its citizens the idea is that they could seemingly predict behavior and prevent threats before they happen, a real-world application of an idea you might have seen in Minority Report.