In many films of today, we see businesses and governmental entities with facial recognition software in place, usually to keep unauthorized personnel from accessing areas with highly-classified information and priceless goods.
Possibly one day, many of us will have this software installed in our on homes.
Why would we want this though?
Video cameras at our doors would be able to identify our friends and family as well as those who are strangers. If a stranger had to ring your doorbell, the system would be able to immediately run the person’s face against all the faces in the criminal database. (You can read more about this by folioing this link.) This would help keep any unwanted people out of your home.
There are a number of companies that are currently working with facial recognition software, for both business and personal use. When and if it becomes widely available isn’t yet known. Android currently have a face-unlock feature in its Android 4 operating system (Ice Cream Sandwich). But if you hold up a photo of the authorized user, it can be fooled.
There is still a long way to go, but the possibility is progressing.
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