***Update 4-24-2021 –
Amazon has decided to add a new payment method to the Whole Foods store near their headquarters so it would be “easier and faster” for customers to pay. The “Pay-By-Palm” feature will allow customers to link the palm of their hand to a payment method.
“The technology, called Amazon One, lets shoppers scan the palm of their hand and connect it to a credit card or Amazon account. After the initial set up, which Amazon says takes less than a minute, shoppers can scan their hand at the register to pay for groceries without having to open their wallets.” – Newsmax article see link here: Amazon Begins Rollout of Pay-by-Palm at Whole Foods near HQ | Newsmax.com
ABC News article here: Amazon begins rollout of pay-by-palm at Whole Foods near HQ – ABC News (go.com)
Also, Microsoft Mixed Reality or Augmented Reality has become a big thing as of late. It’s also known as: Hololens.
It seems like a really neat and wonderful invention, but consider a few things…
- Hololens can be tied into everything from your bank accounts, medical records, educational institutions and many other types of industries to keep track of every thing being done at all levels of life.
- When you sign in to anything, you’ll use retinal scanning which will be stored on a server somewhere on the Microsoft Azure cloud.
It won’t be long before Microsoft, Amazon, Apple, Google and IBM partner up to create a central platform where all artificial intelligence will be able to communicate across the board.
Here are some articles for Hololens:
Another update…here’s one on how AI is being created to “make life simpler” – “AMELIA The Most Human AI – an IPsoft Company Global Leader in Conventional Artificial Intelligence:”
**Updated 2-21-2021 — This is so fun to watch! The story just keeps writing itself faster than I expected. I couldn’t make this stuff up if I tried…I’m not that creative.
The “COVID-19 Vaccination Passport App”
Apparently, several companies and technology groups have begun developing smartphone apps or systems for individuals to upload details of their COVID-19 tests and vaccinations, creating digital credentials that could be shown in order to enter concert venues, stadiums, movie theaters, offices or countries. Since it was developed years ago for people to use when traveling abroad, it’s now being updated for travel domestically or internationally on planes, trains and buses.
Here are some links for your own research:
I’ll continue to provide updates to this page as more info comes available. 🙂
Yet again, humanity is proving what I wrote in this article to be correct: It’ll Be So Subtle. Humanity Won’t Even Know it Happened | I Refuse To Follow Your Blog (wordpress.com)
**Updated 2-15-2021 — Okay… so one more little tidbit of information that kinda / sorta supports what I wrote about Artificial Intelligence: “Small Skin Patch Can Monitor a Person’s Body”
“Scientists have developed a small, soft patch that can be placed on people’s skin – and read a host of information about their body. The patch is roughly the size of a postage stamp but is able to deliver information about their vitals as well as even working out what they have drunk or eaten, as well as continuously tracking their blood pressure and heart rate, it can also see how much glucose, lactate, alcohol or caffeine is in their blood, the scientists say.…It could also be used on patients who might otherwise be difficult to track – including children.”
I’ll update this page to share more stuff as it comes available. 🙂
(Originally posted on 12/16/2021) So, my place of work has informed me that they are buying an application that will be installed on our phones to track a person’s whereabouts. It’s being created as a combined effort by Apple and Google.
Basically, the app would let people install it on their phones and it will keep track of where they’ve been and the times, date, etc… Then if they get COVID that person can click a button to say they want to notify people. Without releasing personal info at all, it then pings/shares that date/time information with other app users who might have been in the the same locations & times as the infected person to alert them that they could have been exposed.
So, I’m not wrong….
Read this article I posted a few weeks ago: It’ll Be So Subtle. Humanity Won’t Even Know it Happened | I Refuse To Follow Your Blog (wordpress.com)