Biometrics In Hollywood (Movies)



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Biometrics

Generally, the study of measurable biological characteristics. In computer security, biometrics refers to authentication techniques that rely on measurable physical characteristics that can be automatically checked.

There are several types of biometric identification schemes among which:

Face: The analysis of facial characteristics.
Fingerprint: The analysis of an individual's unique fingerprints.
Hand geometry: The analysis of the shape of the hand and the length of the fingers.
Retina: The analysis of the capillary vessels located at the back of the eye.
Iris: The analysis of the colored ring that surrounds the eye's pupil.
Signature: The analysis of the way a person signs his name.
Vein: The analysis of pattern of veins in the back if the hand and the wrist.
Voice: The analysis of the tone, pitch, cadence and frequency of a person's voice.
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Judging by the sheer amount of scenes featuring biotmetrics in Hollywood movies we can reasonably conclude that Hollywood has an agenda. The following movie is a compilation of (just a fraction of) biometric propaganda, or to be more precise 'predictive programming'. Predictive programming is a subtle form of psychological conditioning provided by the media to acquaint the public with planned societal changes to be implemented by the powers that be. If and when these changes are put through, the public will already be familiarized with them and will accept them as 'natural progressions', thus lessening any possible public resistance and commotion. Predictive programming therefore may be considered as a veiled form of preemptive mass manipulation or mind control, courtesy of our puppet masters.

I find it interesting that they often show how people get around this high tech security and they often show the underlying database (a.k.a. controlgrid too). Also the casual manner in which people in these movies interact with biometric devices is striking. In the movies people have absolutly no issue with providing any type of biometric ID (this is how you are expected to behave in the near future). Upon editing this movie I also found that the person providing biometic verification usually gets postive confirmation in some subtle way, a light nod, a smile, a cheery ping, no doubt meant to get this tech stuck in your brain as a postive thing.

Some might find this montage a bit confusing, but I need to explain that the emphasis is on the biometry, not on the plot of the movie.



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