Jan Chipchase on facial recognition software: Technology that's here to stay

We are entering a time where facial recognition technology is becoming mainstream. Snap a photo of someone and learn about his/her past, preferences, and private life. In his article on CNN's Global Public Square, 2011 PopTech presenter Jan Chipchase unpacks exactly what it will mean to be immediately identified by anyone with a camera phone or other mobile device.

Imagine being able to pull up a résumé, Facebook profile, tax records and vital statistics just by taking a photograph. Consider how this will change social interaction and dynamics in public spaces - on the streets, at a conference, on campus, at an anti-government protest, in the personal care aisle of your local supermarket and in nightclubs.

-- Jan Chipchase, The Facial Recognition Revolution

Also, check out our 6 questions with...Adam Harvey interview, in which Harvey explains his creative solution to combating the potential ubiquity of facial recognition software.

Image: Getty Images via CNN's Global Public Square

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