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What did you hear/read about facial recognition technology in public toilets?

Asked by flo (12974points) March 27th, 2017

Do the terms “facial recognition technology” and “in public toilets” go together? They can, if the toilet paper dispenser is outside the stall.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/03/20/beijing-park-uses-face-recognition-software-wipe-toilet-paper/

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Patty_Melt's avatar

(Holding back the giggles, not very well.)
This is the first I have heard of it.
Geez, tp theft must be terrible there, to go to such measures.
I am sure this would not happen in the U.S. People would protest the facial profiling to the death.

elbanditoroso's avatar

I read about that – your face has to be recognized to get you toilet paper. I guess there is rampant toilet paper theft in China.

The problem of course is – suppose you have the urge but your face is not recognized? There is a big downside.

Coloma's avatar

Why your face, seems like it would ass identification. Bend over and scan your behind to show a need. haha

flo's avatar

Those of you who read or heard about it, was China was mentioned? Imagine it wasn’t mentioned. But I don’t see a problem with it as long as it’s outside the stall.

Patty_Melt's avatar

It said Beijing. What if you had a stomach ailment, and needed to go several times?
I believe it said you get about twenty inches, and that’s it.

flo's avatar

@Patty_Melt I’ve seen people packing a ton of tp in their bags I don’t know if it’s on special occasions only or not but that,s a good idea.

Patty_Melt's avatar

I keep short rolls. I don’t use tissue down to the cardboard. If I get a cold, it goes room to room with me. I always have one on hands that way so if I will be where I may encounter a public toilet, I’m ready.
The thing is, it said they do this because people were stealing whole rolls to take home. I guess it happened a lot.

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