Taylor Swift’s Reputation Tour just ended. The tour was the first to feature the “new Taylor” and it had celebrity guests like Selena Gomez. But enough about that. One development in particular grabbed all of the headlines, and it was the use of facial recognition software for the audience, reportedly to identify if any of Taylor Swift’s many stalkers were in the room with the superstar when she was performing.
Which makes sense. Still pretty creepy thought.
The facial recognition camera was inside a kiosk where she was showing rehearsal clips, and reportedly the kiosk was only at her May 18th Rose Bowl show.
The technology was being used to locate her stalkers, and the images taken were transferred to a Nashville “command post.” They were then cross-referenced with a database of hundreds of the pop star’s known stalkers.
Swift’s many known stalkers pose as a security threat. The safety feature was added to protect the her and her fans.News that this technology was used at her concerts comes just as the singer turns 29. And the same day it was announced that “Reputation” is coming to Netflix.
The singer shared the trailer on her Instagram saying: “You made this tour so insanely fun for all of us on stage, and I’m really excited that we will have this memento of the memories we all made together this year…I also got to share the stage with such wildly talented people @camila_cabello, @charli_xcx, my band and dancers who shine so brightly in this film. You’re the best. Thank you for everything.”
Are you excited to watch her tour on Netflix? Do you think that facial recognition is good to have at concerts? Or is this a 1984 sort of thing and we are all the worse for it? Let us know in the comments or on Twitter at @WhatsTrending.