Future technology holds great things for us, and recent studies show that FBI’s collection of more than 14 000 iris patterns can help improve the technology and create new ways in recognizing the individual. The collection of iris patterns started in 2013 without noticing the public, where there are no laws to regulate this kind of information gathering. A lot of patterns was collected during this experiment and scientist state that it will benefit and speed up the progress of eye-pattern recognizing technology. Although we have seen this kind of technology only in James Bond movies and science fiction alike movies, we can expect it in recent future.
How will it be Used?
The technology for this kind of identification will require more iris patterns in its software to fully function. The idea is to create a database and replace the fingerprint database found in FBI offices and security systems. The new technology would enable better recognition system for banks, hospitals, and other important institutions. The security levels can be increased this way and criminal activity suppressed which will leave less work for the police, and more time to focus on other threats.
How does it work?
Every iris is special and unique, just like every person is different from another. The special software capable of recognizing the strings of color and fiver found in our iris can provide an error free service in identifying the user of the credit card, a health service or any other iris detector supported device. What this means is constant surveillance of the population and minimizing the possibility of criminal activity in every part of city, state, and country. This technology is still in early stages of development but scientist state that in less than one year we can expect to see something that will resemble this eye recognizing devices. To complete the survey and to collect all the eye patterns remains the biggest issue and it will take a time to do so.
The cost for the state
This futuristic technology will be costly where experts predict to cost the state around 22 billons of dollars to install it in the first stage. This would consider providing these devices in the most basic institutions like prisons, hospitals, military bases, and labs. The second stage would increase the price exponentially, and it would cover other institutions like schools, banks, local stores and bigger shopping malls. The private usage of these devices would be too expensive in first stages, so it is advised to wait and see how the technology evolves and how the device succeeds in the market.
Twenty years ago we never expected to have battery-powered cars or wireless energy, but in time we realized that these futuristic ideas were more than just hope for better tomorrow. Nowadays we have such inventions that are changing the way we life every second. In next ten years, we may as well expect flying cars and robots in public usage like shown in Sci-fy movies.