I was reading this article called Face Recognition Makes the Leap from Sci-Fi and it is about how face recognition is now a known technology, and how it’s used today in clubs and in advertising. It says that many clubs in Chicago use a face recognition system to tell other people what types of people are in their club, such as height, sex and age. It also says that face recognition is used to tailor advertisements to people based on a smiliar criteria of age and sex. The article also says that these new technologies, ” may herald the end of anonymity”.
As I was reading this article, I thought that these uses were a little frivolous. What other uses could this new technology have that would be more productive to society? Is the ability to identify people technologically going to be the end of anonymity? Should governments be concerned with this new technology? What are your thoughts?