“Who are you?” What are you? Where do you come from? Are you contagious or not?
Freedom in modern society has come to become a loaded term.
The current covid pandemic is showing us that we are living in an infinitely
connected world and most of us are using biometric technologies every day.
However, the whole concept of authority when it comes to freedom seems to
be in conflict with the principles of self-determination.
As a result, Biometric technology is now going beyond human ability and will be used for many more physical and behavioral characteristics to identify them.
The implementation of digital IDs/Passport systems carries far-reaching implications for individuals with access to services and livelihoods so the question of what is meant by freedom is now in the hands of Artificial Intelligence.
Mostly we don’t notice these limitations because we’ve been programmed to not even think about being released from them.
It turns out that our freedom to make even the simplest of choices may not just be more limited than we think—it may not exist at all.
You could say so what! we are already tracked.
I have no prejudice to those that are, but no pass should assume everyone is because society takes that as one meaning only.
The part of our minds we identify as “us”—is now powerfully influenced by technology.
It really is an indignity to have to carry a document that explains the difficulties one might have. Proving one’s identity is one thing knowing where you are in another sort of measurement without the same level of reliability.
The difficult truth is that “we” aren’t free even from our unconscious selves.
The argument is that Biometrics is the most suitable means of identifying and authenticating individuals in a reliable and fast way through unique biological characteristics. But the question is.
Should people be informed about the use of these technologies as a biometric template is a representation of an individual’s unique traits?
As biometric characteristics are immutable, when a biometric template is stolen, that characteristic is compromised for good.
Biometric templates cannot be updated or renewed.
Biometric identification is a computer-controlled analysis that identifies an individual by measuring some biological traits scanned by sensors and matching them with the data stored in a database.
So should we have the power to apply for the Canceling of Biometric ID that allows us to revoke a compromised biometric template as if it was a stolen password?
Biometric identification schemes and “immunity passports” are already being rolled out.
Programs for tracking tracing and surveilling the entire population are already being beta-tested and the digital payment infrastructure; the system of financial exclusion that will allow governments to turn off our access to the economy at will is being put into place.
This is not about the world that we are living in but about the one that we are being thrust into.
Biometrics perceives human beings as subjects of biometric data collection, which offends human dignity. Not only dehumanizes the person, but also infringes bodily integrity, leading to human indignity.
Biometrics severely infringes privacy.
It is way more complicated than tracking your online activity or placing cookies on your phone or computer. Business organizations have already been collecting biometric data of their users and the fate of this data remains uncertain.
Biometrics is a technology-based identification and authentication approach, which may require several other systems to work together to stay operational. Despite all technological advancements, downtimes and system failures are still a reality.
If you have made it this far, it is incumbent on you to help inoculate those around you against the corrupt ideology of morphological identifiers before our ability to speak out against this agenda is taken away for good.
Morphological identifiers are another thing altogether and time is not on our side.
Because not everyone in the target population can be fit for biometric identification, which will lead to discrimination and exclusion.
Morphological identifiers will be used to find out subconscious emotional structures behind everyday human experience and behavior.
95% of all purchase decisions are made subconsciously deep down in customers’ minds.
Both forms of ID will result in discrimination on a global scale.
What would you do if being in a continuously authenticated state is a necessity?
The day is not far when your car and even the refrigerator will be able to identify you as you hold the handle to open the door.
To quote Jonathan Haidt’s metaphor from his book The Happiness.
Hypothesis—needn’t only be made to do “our” bidding against its will, but that we can also train it to want what we want. Perhaps then the greatest potential for freedom lies in creating as much unity between our conscious and unconscious selves as possible.
So, you may be asking yourself at this point, “well if I can’t choose for myself how to live my life, how am I free?”
In answering remember that freedom and opportunity are not the same.
We cannot properly assess the quality of our freedom until we have established whether and to what extent the choices we make are based on adequate understanding.
Freedom is something we say we want, but what sort of freedom would be worth wanting?
Take freedom of movement for instance.
With a growing disregard for individual and collective abilities to properly understand those choices and their broader context by allowing the introduction of Biometric identification schemes we are in fact allowing the erosion of whats is left of Freedom.
Liberty means being free to make your own choices about your own life, that what you do with your body and your property ought to be up to you. Other people must not forcibly interfere with your liberty, and you must not forcibly interfere with theirs.
Across the years of wars around the world, no single issue unites people more than freedom and no other issue is more important but it remains hard to see just what freedom a human being is supposed to possess.
No matter. There is one certainty and that is a world without freedom is too cruel to live in. Of course, freedoms aren’t absolute.
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