The technology is way, way past the 'old-tech' video cameras easily visible hanging from ceilings around the stores. Nah, these guys are filling mannequins with facial-recognition cameras hidden in their eyes!
The theory is to track shopper demographics. Which is code for who the hell are you, anyway.
Alfonso Perez built a system called Shopperception that Walmart uses. The motion-sensored cameras track a shopper’s product choice. Why not settle for tracking inventory? Because they want to match product with women, men, old, young, black, white, fat, frail, frumpy and the wheel-chair bound buyer.
So don't be pick'n your nose or rearranging your junk in front of the artificial life-forms in the clothing department, not unless you want to share with store employees later.
You didn't have a presumption of privacy shopping for socks, shoes, cereal, and underwear did you?
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