36 Strategies

Chapter 1: Winning Stratagems (勝戰計) Deceive the heavens to cross the ocean (瞞天過海/瞒天过海, Mán tiān guò hǎi) Mask your real goals, by using the ruse of a fake goal, until the real goal is achieved. Tactically, this is known as an ‘open feint’: in front of everyone, you point west, when your goal is actually in the east. Besiege Wèi to rescue Zhào ...

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Face Recognition Signage

In 2012, NEC launched a facial recognition system in Japan that lets retailers profile customers to estimate not only gender and age but whether the shopper has been at the store before and how frequently she shops there. Using only a security camera and an internet browser connected to NEC’s cloud computing technology, the service, NeoFace, also apparently comes at ...

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