A biometric is a single signal sent from a biological organism that represents a unique characteristic. An example would be the neural code to lift the pinky finger, or to flex the ball joint at the base of the thumb. An idle thought picked up by a neural reader would be another.
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A short musing, based on a book quote as to the plausible future of social VR requiring biometric identification for all users.
It has been revealed that a biometric pattern recognition system in use at Japan's airports has been bypassed for an unknown amount of time, effectively rendering it worthless, and raising questions about the reliance on technology as a 'watertight' security measure.
Cyborg athletes ? part organic, part machine ? are slowly, surreptitiously creeping into being. From simple biometric monitors and augmented reality display systems, to sprinters with no legs.
The Inupathy collar is an empathic collar, a brain machine interface for your dog, that visually transmits your dogs emotions in real-time, by reading the dog's heartbeat as a biometric marker for the emotional turmoil going on inside. It learns and adapts to the dog, and offers an insight into your best friend's thought process, to bolster the ones you already have. It's a brain machine interface for the heart.
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To stave off any fears of a Gattaca-type world, Schools in the UK, which are more and more, turning to biometric data to identify pupils, are being given official guidelines to clarify how they can use and store pupils' genetic information...
Distinctive brain patterns could become the latest subject of biometric scanning after EU researchers successfully tested technology to verify ?identities for security checks.
The experiments, which also examined the potentia...
Poland's cooperative BPS SA bank claimed Tuesday to be the first in Europe to install a biometric cash point allowing its clients to use their fingertips rather than a bank card to withdraw money.
"Our bank is the first in ...
A system that allows biometric data to be used to create a secret key for data encryption has been developed by researchers in South Africa. They describe details of the new technology in the International Journal of Electronic Security and...
An academy in Bristol, UK, is to scan students' fingerprints to allow them to eat in the cafeteria.
The ?20,000 scheme will be launched at the City Academy - the first to be built in the city - from September.