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Better living through superior management

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The truly horrifying thing about the following story from US magazine, The Atlantic, is not the technology, or the tech companies undoubtedly pushing it, or the Police and Health authorities who simply see it as a way of coping with an otherwise unmanageable problem.

No, it’s the fact that political leaders buy into it so easily with seemingly not a thought for anything else.

But more horrifying still will be the likelihood that the people themselves will go for this if they’re frightened enough: the “large consensus” that politicians regard as the Holy Grail.

Australia Traded Away Too Much Liberty:

People in South Australia will be forced to download an app that combines facial recognition and geolocation. The state will text them at random times, and thereafter they will have 15 minutes to take a picture of their face in the location where they are supposed to be. Should they fail, the local police department will be sent to follow up in person. “We don’t tell them how often or when, on a random basis they have to reply within 15 minutes,” Premier Steven Marshall explained. “I think every South Australian should feel pretty proud that we are the national pilot for the home-based quarantine app.”

What reasons can people give for this not coming to New Zealand soon?

Written by Tom Hunter

September 3, 2021 at 1:31 pm

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  1. The piece fails to point out this measure applies ONLY to those required to go into quarantine. If people did not break quarantine the measure would be unnecessary.

    Anyway, they’re only South Australians.


    September 3, 2021 at 1:53 pm

    • The measure is unnecessary. Perod.

      Oh wait – it’s necessary to advance tyranny.


      September 4, 2021 at 9:24 am

  2. No cell phone no App : No tv, no propaganda .. No assets fury and resistance

    Paul Scott

    September 3, 2021 at 3:52 pm

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