We take a look at the preconception about face recognition technology and how it is portrayed in popular culture. Like many things, there's more than meets the eye.
1984, George Orwell said it best “BIG BROTHER IS WATCHING YOU”, a line that seems to be repeated in different ways in different mediums over the course of human history. Big brother is usually a reference to the government, but it’s any authoritative power, who uses force, power, and technology to mindlessly control the majority of the population.
Movies and conspiracy theorists will tell you that big brother used to watch us and control us through large, gimmick, marketing posters, later through government spies who attended public functions with normal folks, and for the past few years big brother has been watching us through our cell phones, televisions, and emails. The new trending way for our big brother to watch us today is through facial recognition, facial mapping, and emotional analytics.