Ticketmaster wants to scan your face instead of your ticket at your next concert. Because being crammed into a crowd of drunken sitting ducks isn’t enough for one night, they partnered up with Blink. From Engadget:
According to Blink’s website, its system can register an image of your face as soon as you walk past a sensor. Blink’s technology can then match it against a large database in half a second — in a blink, so to speak. It’s also apparently powerful enough that you don’t even have to slow down for its system to recognize you: Just walk normally, and if the technology gets a match, it’ll automatically open doors or turnstiles to let you in.
Is now a bad time to mention that Blink spent a decade “developing and deploying large scale biometric identification systems for the Department of Defense,” or…?