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Uganda is set to collect DNA in an upcoming transition to a digital ID system.
Uganda Set to Deploy DNA Recognition ‘Smart Digital’ Biometric ID
The African nation of Uganda will upgrade its already existing national ID system to a Chinese Communist Party-style biometric system that utilizes DNA extraction for identity verification in 2024, according to reports. In May, Kenyan...
A planned AI-driven meat packer in South Dakota is raising more questions than answers.
Planned AI-Driven South Dakota Meat Packing Plant Raises More Questions Than Answers
A new privately funded meat processing plant in South Dakota relying on fully automated AI technology will compete in the market, but some people are concerned about the company’s expressed good intentions.  “We plan to...
A blockchain-powered autonomous tree planting company sparked one of the wildfires that has destroyed 115 square miles in Spain in only a few days.
Spanish Wildfire Sparked by Blockchain-powered Autonomous Tree Planters, Again
A self-described “technology-driven reforestation company” relying on the much-hyped blockchain technology has sparked a wildfire in Spain that has contributed to the incineration of 30,000 hectares (115 sq. miles approx.) in only a matter of...
Instead of being human, you'll live in the Metaverse and raise virtual children while paying for the privilege, states an AI Expert.
You’ll Raise Virtual Children in the Metaverse and Pay for the Privilege: AI Expert
Commentary A new book by an artificial intelligence expert has made the prediction that future human beings will no longer have real families. Instead, they’ll own nothing and be happy as they instead raise virtual...
A recent study found that virtual reality venues are an effective tool for forcing behavior changes in consumers.
Virtual Reality an ‘Effective Tool’ To Force Consumer Behavior Change: Study
Virtual reality environments are capable of playing the role of forcing consumer behavior changes, shows a recent systematic literature review of more than a thousand peer reviewed studies.  The findings are notable in light of...
An explainer on Ontario Digital ID and Alberta Digital ID
Understanding Alberta and Ontario Digital ID Systems
The Canadian provinces of Ontario and Alberta are on the cusp of transforming the traditional card-based government identification systems into a web-based, cellphone-oriented identification system, generally referred to as digital identification or a digital ID....
Japan has made an electroshock braclet that will deliver pain to Metaverse dreamers.
Japanese Startup Builds Electroshock Bracelet to Inflict Pain On Metaverse Users
A Japanese startup has created a bracelet that transfers and mimics bodily movements into virtual reality settings while also delivering to users haptic, virtually generated stimuli, such as pain. H2L, a Tokyo-based, Sony-backed startup that...
MoviePass will pay a digital currency redeemable only for movies in exchange for users watching ads enforced by facial recognition and eyeball tracking technology.
This Social Credit-Style Digital Currency App Tracks User Eye Movements to Ensure Ads are Watched
MoviePass, a discount movie ticketing service terminated in 2019, has come back as an thinly-veiled social credit and digital currency app that keeps track of customers' eye movements to ensure they keep their spectacles where...