Biometric technology and smartphones: a consideration of the practicalities of a broad adoption of biometrics and the likely impacts
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Corcoran, Peter and Costache, Claudia (2016) 'Biometric Technology and Smartphones: A consideration of the practicalities of a broad adoption of biometrics and the likely impacts'. IEEE Consumer Electronics Magazine, 5 (2):70-78.
The Widespread Global Adoption of Smartphones across all demographics and the rapid commoditization of the technology to the point at which an entry-level device can be sold profitably for less than US$100 suggest that we are moving rapidly to a time at which almost everyone will own a smartphone. Or, perhaps more accurately, these devices will own us! They are compelling devices, combining a capability to act as a personal messaging hub, providing mobile access to web services, a sophisticated entertainment device for playing music and videos, and, most recently, a personal broadcasting engine created using new web technologies , should you require such capabilities. The ability of a smartphone to augment our daily lives is already effecting substantial changes in social behavior. For many years, it was considered quite rude to leave your cell phone active in meetings; today, it is quite acceptable to tap away at this gadget in your hand. Indeed, it now seems to be considered impolite to interrupt someone who is engaged in such arguably antisocial tapping.