You have to read this to appreciate it.

China submitted to a test of its facial recognition surveillance system by a British reporter. It found him in a few minutes — in a city of 3.5 million people.

I know. Who cares? I’m not doing anything illegal.

Says who? Who defines that? Or, who will define it? Oh, it’s just businesses doing this … making our smart phones better. Sure, until they surrender it to the state, or willingly do so in exchange for political favors. But that sort of thing never happens.

This is police-state technology, pure and simple. It takes a police state to know that and deploy it. And the West is signing up — and is already down that road.