Movie star Jim Carrey has spoken out to expose Apple’s latest iteration of its hugely popular iPhone, to reveal that its new Face ID technology was designed to “enslave humanity”.
The actor stated that his days of using products by the Californian company are “over” after learning that their devices are being used to “usher in a totalitarian New World Order”.
Speaking at the Toronto Film Festival whilst promoting his new Netflix documentary, Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond, he said:
“If George Orwell wrote 1984 today, it would have been about tech companies ruling over a totalitarian state instead of communists, the stores would be called ‘town squares’ and the phones that you are forced to buy would read your face,”
Carrey was referring to Apple’s recently revealed iPhone X, or iPhone 10, which is due to go on sale in early November.
The much-anticipated smartphone is Apple’s biggest launch to date and has dropped fingerprint scanning technology which has been replaced with its new facial recognition system.
The phone uses tiny cameras that scan the user’s face, so only the registered owner can unlock and use the phone, just by looking at it.
The unique facial scan of every iPhone user will be stored on Apple’s servers, which many fear is a dangerous intrusion of privacy.
Jim Carrey gave an impromptu interview earlier this month, in which he first circled an E! News reporter like a prowling animal, before answering her questions with playfully abrupt philosophical statements like “There is no me” and “There are just things happening and there are clusters of tetrahedrons moving around together.”
The interview went viral on social media and provoked mixed reactions, which the iconic actor felt compelled to explain those unexpected, metaphysical statements, later on, releasing a new raft of dystopian, metaphysical warnings at the Toronto International Film Festival, this time rounding on Apple and their new Face ID technology.
Apple’s new Face ID technology, according to Carrey, will fall into the wrong hands and pose a huge threat to the future of humanity.
“You can guarantee this same tech will be used—by someone—to identify protesters, to figure out if you’re depressed or manic—and how to cash in on that,” the Truman Show star said.
“Same family of technologies will be used to classify you—right or wrong—as a criminal or a terrorist—or what your sexual orientation is.
“I’m not saying Apple will. But I am saying that this is increasingly doable and will be done by the people you don’t want doing it—the people who are driving us towards a New World Order.”
Carrey highlighted that facial recognition technology is merely the “latest step on the march towards total surveillance.”
Invasive surveillance is nothing new, from monitoring employee productivity to running consumer behavior studies and other forms of market research.
Jim Carrey’s recent red carpet interview went viral, provoking mixed reactions
In recent years, as technology has become more advanced, it has become more intrusive, pervasive and outright disturbing.
“What’s wrong with a password that I and only I store up here?” Carrey said, tapping his temple with his finger.
“No cloud-based storage is necessary.
“You know they want to read your thoughts.
“The idea of a password is anathema to them.
“How dare you keep a secret from them!
“The global elite thinks your secrets are a threat to them. Secrets are lies.
“I wake up in the morning and sit and have my coffee and look out at my beautiful garden, and I think to myself, ’Remember how good this is, because the privacy of the individual, private property, personal dignity, there are powerful forces working to take it all away from us.’
“Only when they can read our thoughts will they stop. And by then it will be too late. They will have total power.”
“They will have total power.”