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The Future Is Coming Sooner Than You Think

It is easy to take recent advancements in technology for granted. Right under our noses, driver-less cars, 3D printing, and artificial intelligence are changing the economic and cultural landscape around us. The future we have read about in books and have seen on movie screens all our lives is fast approaching. Science fiction won’t be relegated to fiction for long.

Technological change is happening at an exponential rate and becoming increasingly difficult to predict as new avenues of exploration are opened every day. In this changing world, the need for smarter methods of security is increased. People feel an increased desire to be safe and secure in an increasingly more unstable world.

One such method of added security comes in the form of facial recognition technology. Given all the recent advancements in camera speed, resolution, and WiFi connectivity, the technology is becoming increasingly more intuitive and useful.

Nevertheless, the use of facial recognition in everyday society still faces push-back. Some say it’s an invasion of privacy, others say it’s overly complicated. But at its current rate of exponential improvement, it’s only a matter of time before the general public accepts the change and facial recognition security becomes the norm.

In its early days, bio-metrics technology saw significant resistance from the public who cited privacy concerns. These concerns were assuaged once the medical and safety benefits became evident. The speed and reliability of bio-metrics increased substantially in a short time frame and now bio-metrics are incorporated in both the medical and security field to the benefit of millions. Bio-metrics has progressively become more a part of the technological framework of society.

Facial recognition technology is joining that societal framework without us even noticing. With so many advancements occurring in tandem, it’s easy for one to get overshadowed or ignored. And as technology improves, public perception tends to improve with it. That shift in perception is destined to occur for facial recognition technology; the only question is when. The answer to that question may have already happened.