Scientist and Imperial College author Neil Ferguson several weeks ago warned that the coronavirus would kill 500,000 people in the United Kingdom. He now says that, if all goes as expected, the death toll will be 20,000 people or fewer. Ferguson has tested positive for COVID-19 and is not expecting to die.
National police forces of 10 EU member states are calling to create a system of interlinked facial recognition databases in addition to Prüm, the EU-wide database-cross-referencing system that already allows for all-at-once scanning of individual DNA, fingerprint, and vehicle registration databases.
Jordan Peterson objects to ‘Deep Fake’ technology that creates an audio and video impersonation of someone. The technology may be used to disrupt and destroy confidence in any form of communications other than direct contact. He says this should be declared illegal, at least when used to defame, damage, or deceive.