SHENZHEN, CHINA — A subway station in Shenzhen is testing facial recognition software to allow riders to pay the fare with their face, according to the South China Morning Post.
At the Futian station, rather than using a ticket or scanning a QR code on a smartphone, commuters can scan their faces on a tablet-sized screen at the entrance gate.
Their fare is then automatically deducted from their linked accounts.
And all you have to do is register your biometric facial data beforehand with the subway operator, who will definitely be sharing that with the CCP, if they don't have it already.
The plus side to this system, you don't have to worry about forgetting your subway card again.
The downside...it makes it that much easier for Emperor Xi and his goons to keep constant tabs on everyone.
The algorithms for the facial recognition tech were designed in a lab run by Shenzhen Metro and Huawei. Shenzhen Metro did not give a timeline as to when this big brother tech will roll out at all stations.
China has already been using facial recognition to pay for things. At KFC stores across China since 2017, people can buy fried chicken by scanning their face.
Wow...that's pretty earth-shattering considering how hard it is to buy fried chicken is this world.
But seriously, it's only your biometric data. And don't worry, China would never do anything sketchy with that data like spy or keep tabs on people.