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Gamification, ‘Social Credit’ and Biometrics | Ft. General Maddox

The use of biometrics is increasing due to a combination of globalization, developments in information technology and the desire to identify and track individuals.

In the following video, Ethan Nash from TOTT News is joined by General Maddox from Real News Australia to discuss the increase of sophisticated technologies.

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Australia: The Road to Digital Tyranny

Once upon a time, the personal life of the individual citizen was considered to be a sphere of absolute privacy, where one could reliably escape the prying eyes of the outside world.

Australians have incrementally signed away rights and privileges that other generations fought for, undermining the very cornerstones of our democratic cultures in the process, Ethan Nash argues.

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Telcos given powers to block websites

The Australian government has passed new laws allowing internet services providers to block domains that promote “harmful and extreme” content.

Authorities have accepted new recommendations from the final Digital Platforms Inquiry report — empowering telecommunications companies to restrict access to specific websites hosting ‘extremist content’.

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Facial recognition activated without notification

New revelations have revealed Melbourne authorities are using CCTV cameras with facial recognition capabilities across the CBD, while Perth has already begun their surveillance trial.

Both locations have activated the biometric technologies without formally notifying the public of proposals.

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Neuralink to trial microchips for human brains

Neuralink, the ambitious tech company behind research to link the human brain and computer together, is looking to start trials on patients next year.

The announcement comes three years after Elon Musk unveiled plans to implant microchips into people’s brains to control devices and “enable superhuman intelligence”.

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Discussion: Surveillance, alarmism, land rights

Information has become a subjective and convoluted concept in the modern world, primarily used as a narrow weapon to justify biased perspectives, rather than a tool that informs understandings.

On the latest episode of the General Knowledge Podcast, Ethan Nash from TOTT News joins General Maddox and Andy from Real News Australia to discuss ongoing Hong Kong protests, the Epstein saga, climate alarmism, identity matching laws and more.

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Facial recognition legislation under review

The government is pushing ahead with plans for a national facial recognition database.

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Transhumanism: When sci-fi becomes reality

In the modern world, the possibility of a future including 'transhumans' has received attention due to new scientific fields and advancing technologies.

In the following, we examine the effects that a technological and biological transformation will have on society, and explore both the theoretical and practical fields of posthumanist research.

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Facial recognition set for Sydney transport network

The New South Wales government has revealed plans to roll out facial recognition technology across the public transport network as an alternative to Opal cards.

The announcement follows similar moves in Queensland, where the same company responsible for ‘tap-and-go’ technology is incorporating biometric identification into train and bus systems.

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Tech companies develop ‘mind reading’ projects

A technocratic dream of advanced devices that let humans read thoughts and communicate with each other through brainwaves is moving closer towards reality.

Leading technology companies from across the world, including Facebook and Elon Musk’s Neuralink, are funding new research that “aims to merge the human brain with a computer”.

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