Public Bathrooms Get Facial Recognition Systems Because Public Bathrooms Weren't Creepy Enough Already - Geek.com

The thought of facial recognition systems being able to spot you in a crowd at a ball game? That’s unnerving enough. Seeing one eyeballing you as you walk into the bathroom? Now that’s just plain creepy.

Why would anyone deploy facial recognition tech in a bathroom? Not to keep an eye out for vandals and other criminals. It’s to make sure no one’s taking more than his or her fair share of the t.p.

Over in China, they’re obviously quite serious about making sure that public toilet users are being mindful when they roll out the toilet paper. To that end, some Chinese parks have installed these Big Brother-endorsed dispensers.

They’re wall-mounted, and you pass them as you enter the bathroom. That’s a critical distinction. Obviously, you don’t want to realize you were supposed to hit them up on the way in after you’ve taken care of business. Pause in front of the machine and remove your glasses and/or fake mustache, and you’ll receive your ration. The machine rolls out roughly 24 inches of toilet paper per user.

That’s a little less that the average Westerner is accustomed to, but tourists will have to make do. Once your face has been captured the machines won’t let you come back for seconds until nine minutes have passed. Or, you know, make sure you take a bit of your own toilet paper with you like any ready-for-anything tourist would.

Public Bathrooms Get Facial Recognition Systems Because Public Bathrooms Weren't Creepy Enough Already - Geek.com

Facial recognition anything in a bathroom sounds a little off-putting…. but I’ve got to think Roy and Moss would rather be observed by a camera and a nice, complex algorithm than a toilet guy.

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