Beyonce’s Renaissance tour concerns: Climate impact and use of live facial recognition technology

  • The 41 year old has begun her first solo world tour, Renaissance and the United Kingdom is where she has hit the green button. 
  • The Principality stadium at Cardiff saw a flush of Beyonce’s fans flocking to witness the glory of their celebrated singer. 
  • But the tour has once again popped-up major climate related impacts due to high maintainability and organization of the megastar’s tours. 
  • Also, the AI-induced surveillance being used by the police is under contest. 
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One of the most celebrated and net-worthy megastar of this century has finally announced her solo world tour named as “Renaissance” and the extravaganza has already begun starting from the UK with its first stage setup at Cardiff.

Fans across the world have traveled to the United Kingdom to witness their favorite star performing live, a chance the fans may not get to witness ever again. Reportedly, people at Beyonce’s Cardiff concert have come from as far as Australia, United States and Lebanon. They have been standing in the queue for around 12 hours with unfading zeal and excitement. 

Some of the fans among many have also claimed that they would be traveling to other parts of the world too following Beyonce’s world tour. The craze among the fans is evident and it would very likely go to other stops of this tour as the singer apparently has worldwide fans to shower her bulk loads of love and support! 

Climate concern due to the Renaissance world tour

Although there is no evident halt to the ongoing craze among the fans since Beyonce’s announcement of her solo world tour, the backlash and concerns sprouting out of the huge investment that tour demands has been faintly but strictly there.

Climate activists, scholars and editors have been mentioning about the huge climate cost that these world tours hold and the concerns these tours daunt on the ongoing climate change debate across the world. 
Reports claim that at her Formation Tour in 2016, it took seven Boeing 747 air freighters along with a fleet of more than 70 trucks to set up her stage and for other related organization of the venue. And all of that did not include the other service staff, like backstage staff, musicians, performers, not even Beyonce.

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Eighteen coaches were lined up outside Cardiff City Stadium on Wednesday

With the fans flocked to Cardiff, Beyonce herself arrived in a private jet. The organization and investment which apparently took a huge toll on the climate left the onlookers tweeting about the chaos that these extravagant tours cause in the global atmosphere.  

All these ongoing talks around the tour impact on climate change, some of the them have been considering that the fans, especially the younger generation who are more vulnerable to climate change, expect their superstar to be more climate friendly or maybe some of the fans would keep their morals and ethics to the side to witness their celebrate star to perform live on stage.

Some of the commenters have agreed that for any real and concrete change to be possible in the conception of world tours to consider its climate impact, the stars would have a great influence. 

With millions of fans around the globe, they can make the production houses, who are majorly responsible in the organization of tours, to design these tours with reduced carbon emissions and minimal impact on climate. 

Use of live facial recognition in Beyonce’s tour created concerns 

Thousands of fans who arrived in Cardiff for Beyonce’s concert have been scanned by the live facial recognition tools deployed by the police of South Wales.

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Thousands of fans are on the streets of Cardiff for the concert

Police claimed that AI induced cameras would help identify people on priority offenses.

This move by the police has been criticized by the human rights protesters and campaigners as they assert that it is a clear infringement of citizens privacy and basic human rights.

With nations and campaigners, asking for mitigating the hazardous effects of AI on humans, this act by the South Wales police has been called out as unacceptable and unlawful.

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