Technology poised to become part of everyday life in the future…(SkyNet Lives!)
The Proliferation Of Biometrics
BY JOEL GRIFFIN
Earlier this week, I wrote an article about trends in biometric security devices and when the technology could potentially reach the tipping point for the mass security market. Bojan Cukic, a professor of computer science and electrical engineering at West Virginia University and site director for the Center for Identification Technology Research (CITeR) at WVU, believes that it is still unclear whether or not biometric solutions will replace traditional access control systems in many applications. However, Cukic does feel that biometric technology will become more commonplace in the future.
“I honestly feel in five or 10 years, we will not be talking about biometrics because it will be ubiquitous,” he said. “It will be part of systems and applications which we use every day and we may or may not be aware that it is improving the security of these systems. Computers will monitor our activities and when they become unusual, they will warn us or warn the administrator about it.”