To stop shopping at Tesco if ^this^ is introduced?

(52 Posts)
Syrupent Mon 04-Nov-13 15:39:30

Tesco plan to introduce a facial recognition scanner to allow adverts specific to your age and gender to be targetted to you at the till. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-24803378
This seems overly intrusive and would put me off shopping there, AIBU?

Positive side is it's one of Alan Sugar's products, so probably wont work anyway.

Does sound like a load of pointless bollocks really.

Sparklingbrook Mon 04-Nov-13 15:41:32

No, wouldn't put me off. I love Shop and Scan too much. blush

notundermyfoof Mon 04-Nov-13 15:42:22

Didn't that happen in minority report?

HopeS01 Mon 04-Nov-13 15:42:24

Wow, not sure whether you're being unreasonable or not, shop wherever you like smile but personally I think that's amazing!

Isildur Mon 04-Nov-13 15:42:26

But it won't store your image or anything. It's a harmless gimmick.

It sounds like expensive rubbish, most people are immune to advertising, and I'm always too busy fiddling with cards/money/receipts etc. to be looking at ads.

Fine if it just generally directs something at me, a sort of middle aged woman

Wouldn't find it fine if it actually recognised me and was linked to a club card if you had one (I don't)

Lunaballoon Mon 04-Nov-13 15:44:43

Hmmm .. not sure if I would stop shopping there, but I would absolutely hate it.

Sparklingbrook Mon 04-Nov-13 15:44:55

I hope it can judge ages well, I don't want to be advertised at with pensioners products. grin I will wear full make up to Tesco in future.

"most people are immune to advertising"

Nah, most people think they are immune to advertising. Those people are usually an advertisers dream!

LoofahVanDross Mon 04-Nov-13 15:45:14

Eh? How will it work. Tell you what you should buy once you are passing through the checkout? What is the point in that?

I would have to punch it if it recommended denture glue or tena pads.

kim147 Mon 04-Nov-13 15:45:16

I bet some people would wear a bracelet with a microchip in which recognised you and targeted specific adverts based on your shopping if it meant you'd get a discount.

I'd want to test it to see what it made of me grin

Sparklingbrook Mon 04-Nov-13 15:45:57

Exactly Loofah or 'Just for Men' or something. Or maybe some Durex? shock

Vatta Mon 04-Nov-13 15:46:00

I have issues with sensory overload (connected to dyspraxia) so having actual moving adverts in my face at the till, on top of all the normal supermarket stress, would tip me over the edge - definitely wont shop there anymore if its introduced.

Appreciate that's a minority issue though!

Tbh I give it a matter of days after rolling it out before it's causing widespread offense by guessing ages and genders wrong.

FeijoaVodkaIsThirstyForVodka Mon 04-Nov-13 15:47:29

Sounds as useful as the Google cookies that show me ads for sites I've just been on and therefore don't need telling about.

DreamlessSleep Mon 04-Nov-13 15:48:08

I do mine online so it doesn't bother me.

LoofahVanDross Mon 04-Nov-13 15:51:04

Sparkling grin

A ridiculous idea. All i'm interested in at the checkout is getting out of the shop and home asap.

Tee2072 Mon 04-Nov-13 15:52:14

Considering most people don't look 'their age', or at least I can never tell age, I wouldn't sorry about it too much.

I'm 44. Most people think I'm about 34.

Also grin Goths.

LoofahVanDross Mon 04-Nov-13 15:53:18

I don't want any more delays, it is bad enough listening to , would you like bags, would you like me to pack, this week you have saved x amount on your shopping. are you collecting the whatever vouchers, here are 6 coupons for x,x,x,x,x,x. Yeah just STFU and give me my shopping. The face bollox on top will send me into shoprage.

Fenton Mon 04-Nov-13 15:56:10

I could live with that.

Until the ads start coming up with surgical stockings, blue rinse, prune juice and a copy of People's Friend,

then I may get the hump with the facial fucking recognition scanner.

MyMotherHadMeTested Mon 04-Nov-13 15:58:00

Gah, I can just imagine the pitfalls of this... I already get ragey when they authorise the "clearly over 25" box for buying booze without even giving me a second glance. Admittedly I am clearly over 25 but it still stings a bit grin

MrsRajeshKoothrappali Mon 04-Nov-13 15:58:52

I still get ID'd despite being 32.

I'd get loads of teenaged wank advertised at me.

What if it gets personal? Starts offering Iron tablets, Slim Fast or wrinkle cream?

People might find that a bit rude.

samandi Mon 04-Nov-13 15:59:57

The bloody things don't work without introducing all these gimmicks half the time anyway. How the hell are they going to manage doing that? I doubt it'd be that effective.

So long as the adverts (i) didn't hinder the scanning/paying process, and (ii) weren't intrusive I wouldn't have a problem with it in theory though. If they were talking adverts or took up too much room on the screen that would be seriously off-putting.

ShatnersBassoon Mon 04-Nov-13 16:02:43

I'd never shop at Tesco because every store is a joyless hellhole, but I do love the idea of facial recognition scanners. My face is so awfully unique no bugger could ever pass themselves off as me. They'd have to use fairground mirrors and prosthetics, and even the most cunning of thieves would sack it off as too much effort for a trolley full of crud.

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