Monday, December 17, 2007


We’re all pretty familiar with the surveillance aspect of TECHNOCORRECTIONS, especially the ones we’ve been seeing in movies for years. Here’s one of those movie kind of things that appears to be coming online and will have an impact on our ability to prevent people who shouldn’t have access to things from getting it, IOW, crime prevention. At least until they figure out the work-around.

It is not science fiction to think that our eyes could very soon be the key to unlocking our homes, accessing our bank accounts and logging on to our computers, according to Queensland University of Technology researcher Sammy Phang.

Research by Ms Phang, from QUT's Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering, is helping to remove one of the final obstacles to the everyday application of iris scanning technology.

Ms Phang said the pattern of an iris was like a fingerprint in that every iris was unique. "Every individual iris is unique and even the iris pattern of the left eye is different from the right. The iris pattern is fixed throughout a person's lifetime" she said.

"By using iris recognition it is possible to confirm the identity of a person based on who the person is rather than what the person possesses, such as an ID card or password.

"It is already being used around the world and it is possible that within the next 10 to 20 years it will be part of our everyday lives."

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