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Amazon is giving away $25 gift
cards to anyone who agrees to
let the firm 3D scan their
entire body

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Posted By: JoniTx, 5/24/2019 7:27:34 PM

Amazon is offering up $25 gift cards in exchange for 3D scans of your body.The internet giant is currently conducting a study at its New York office as part of Amazon Body Labs that seeks to 'learn about diversity among body shapes,' according to a listing, which was first spotted by Mashable. Participants who set up a 30-minute appointment will be asked to take a survey and agree to have 3D scans, photos and videos taken of them. The move comes as Amazon has faced privacy concerns around its collection of data from Echo devices, as well as the deployment of its controversial facial recognition software.Scroll down for video

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Chuzzles 5/24/2019 7:46:51 PM (No. 83711)
Why on earth would Amazon need to know about that subject? What does it have to do with being an online shopping venue. Kind of scary that Bezos is allowed to get into this stuff, while at the same time owning one of the biggest newspapers in the nation.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: BirdsNest 5/24/2019 7:58:45 PM (No. 83712)
Sorry, Jeffie-Poo, it would take a whole lot more than a measly $25 gift card to scan my body. I cannot believe anyone would fall for that.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: ginadee 5/24/2019 8:12:45 PM (No. 83714)
Oh dear! I would have to pay THEM to scan my old body.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: Kazaland 5/24/2019 8:26:18 PM (No. 83720)
No way!
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Reply 5 - Posted by: padiva 5/24/2019 8:48:22 PM (No. 83724)
And what will REALLY be done with this information? It might be fun to send homeless people there.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: Highlander 5/24/2019 8:54:09 PM (No. 83731)
I’ll bet Anthony Weiner will do it for free.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: Nevadadad46 5/24/2019 9:03:21 PM (No. 83736)
WHY!? That's just creepy. Really, really creepy.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: ahclem11 5/24/2019 9:18:57 PM (No. 83741)
I thought the German NAZI party did that kind of study. Something about cranium shapes and sizes. Anyway, seems redundant. TSA must already have millions of those types of scans.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: Cindiana 5/24/2019 9:44:24 PM (No. 83749)
$30.00 for a kidney?
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Reply 10 - Posted by: JL80863 5/24/2019 11:06:51 PM (No. 83765)
One can only wonder what sort of demographic they were looking for and what they will get. Twenty five bucks? Sounds more like a bad joke rather than a serious proposal.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623 5/24/2019 11:38:23 PM (No. 83773)
That hardly pays for the gas to get there if you live in town. Not buying the "diversity in body shapes" either.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: Omen55 5/24/2019 11:59:10 PM (No. 83776)
Start the bidding at $250K.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: PChristopher 5/25/2019 12:20:14 AM (No. 83782)
So is this going to be the liberal version of the Nazi studies of head and nose shapes and dimensions? You can bet that's where it's headed
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Reply 14 - Posted by: Trigger2 5/25/2019 12:43:10 AM (No. 83787)
Question: Is Amazon really shelling out $25/person or are our tax dollars paying for it? The way the goobermint wastes money, I suspect our tax dollars are paying for this.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: NotaBene 5/25/2019 2:39:30 AM (No. 83797)
Give Bezos nothing. Let him show the pictures of his peck&r first.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: Rinktum 5/25/2019 3:43:49 AM (No. 83816)
Can Bezos even get more creepy? Have you ever really looked at these tech gurus? They have such a disturbing vibe they give off. Sometimes I believe they have been taken over by an alien life force.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: Bazi 5/25/2019 6:44:57 AM (No. 83867)
A body scan for Amazon's virtual clothing try on. But the real prize for Bezos is 3D facial recognition.
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