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Ticketmaster Invests in Facial-Recognition Technology

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Melody Bot, May 9, 2018.

  1. Melody Bot

    Your friendly little forum bot. Staff Member

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    Jacob Kastrenakes, writing at The Verge:

    Someday in the not-so-distant future, you might be able to walk into a concert venue without waiting in line for your ticket to be scanned — because instead, the venue will automatically scan and identify your face.

    That’s the experience that Live Nation and Ticketmaster suggested they’ll try to develop last week, when announcing an investment in Blink Identity.

    All the technology we grew up watching and reading in dystopian movies and novels is basically coming to pass. Should I be worried?

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  2. Malatesta

    i may get better but we won't ever get well Prestigious

    we're gonna be dominated by shitty middleman companies
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  3. Raku


    Uh, that's actually a bit creepy...

    On a less worried (for privacy) angle, I'm curious how this will exactly work? Normally you just order a ticket, and that's it. This will just make things a bit more 'interesting' when it comes to buying event passes. For example, how would they even get your identity to create an I.D. that matches with your purchase?
  4. Craig Manning

    @FurtherFromSky Moderator

    Ticketmaster is my least favorite company.
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  5. Shrek

    human skin truck baby Prestigious

    i am still harboring a lot of pointless anger over the whole "settlement" fiasco
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  6. RileyWitiw

    more like Supporter

    I hope that one day, when we're bowing to our dystopian overlords, I can really hang on to the silver-lining of saying goodbye to scalpers.
  7. Mister Lyrical

    Forging Clarity Supporter

    Sad fact is that Ticketmaster through Livenation owns a ton of the world's venues. They're not just the middleman.
  8. don't fret


    I'd have to imagine this is also a safety play. Facial recognition in some airports like Heathrow is already a thing. It has to be their number one priority and this could help that.