A new scanner was developed in Thailand that determines if those entering a building have a fever and if those entering have a face mask on. The scanner sends a signal to a locking mechanism that will open the door if the individual entering has a mask and has no fever.
My local shops in Thailand. In 2 seconds scans my temperature and to see if wearing mask. Doors don’t open if not. 3 cases in 100+ days here. Removes awkward mask arguments for staff as well. pic.twitter.com/4Eac5fMsLR
— Niall Harbison (@NiallHarbison) October 4, 2020
This is another technological development made in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic. While many are impressed by this solution to the problem, many others have pointed to this as a sign of overreach and are referring to it as Orwellian.
I wish people would stop championing and normalising this nonsense.
We will never get back to 2019 Normal if we continue down this road.
A global over-reaction of epic proportions – we’ve been utterly played by the Chinese over this one. I bet they can’t believe it themselves.
— TurnedEmo (@Twinspark74) October 4, 2020
The very fact that this doesn’t seem to send an Orwellian shiver down your spine speaks volumes about the lack of any cranial matter between your ears.
— The Buster (@LeBuster) October 4, 2020