>> A security push in China is bringing reality closer to science fiction. In this small corp a police man on patrol wearing smart glasses can immediately recognize a suspicious passer by, who must now stop for the Identification. They're part of a larger push from more surveillance in China and represent a new era by Beijing's leaders to boost security using the latest technology.
Reuters' Pei Li says that glasses can determine if this person sits on a blacklist.>> A lot of high-end technologies, surveillance technologies including facial recognition, eye glasses, face scanners have been deployed. Law enforcement equipment will the be able to identify suspicious person and cars in real time with the eye glasses which is connected to the national database of people with criminal records.
>> But for many watching on, that's a scary prospect. Critics are concerned Communist China is developing a sophisticated surveillance state and what that could mean for the privacy of those living in it. President Xi Jinping's rise to power has been characterized by a major crackdown on corruption and descent.
On Sunday, China abolished presidential term limits, meaning he could continue the security drive unchallenged through generation. The big worry is who's on the black list? In theory, it's those with criminal records but it could also include a wide range of people from lawyers and artists to journalists and charity workers.
The AI glasses are now being trialed by police across the country but it doesn't stop there, more of what China calls black tech is being rolled out. Drones to monitor border areas,dogs fitted with cameras that feed back into via headsets. Systems to track and sensor behavior online and scan as that could forcibly read data from your smartphone.