• Too many systems depend on social security numbers for identification and authentication. Unfortunately, with so many highly publicized company hacks and information leaks, this is a very dangerous game. Once your social is in the wrong hands, it is very difficult to protect yourself. It’s time for us to move away from such antiquated systems, keeping our social a little less “social.” Biometrics is the answer.
  • Not only is reliance on social security numbers a thing of the past, drivers license numbers will be too. In fact, the physical license itself (and all plastic cards) will soon be extinct. They can get lost, stolen or forged; passwords can be compromised. If our purchases and identification were tied to our actual identity via biometrics, we won’t have to carry anything on us at all. Everything we need we were born with – and it is much more difficult to fake.
  • Speaking of physical cards, keycards and fobs will also be out the window. Employers will rely on fingerprint and hand scanners more and more. Eventually that level of security will evolve into even more innovative technologies like retinal scanning and facial recognition. Bye-bye clumsy ID lanyard.
  • Forensics is going to get more sophisticated too. Watch out future criminals, you’ll have less chance of getting away with it. So many ways to find, photo, scan, compare and contrast who you are and where you’ve been are coming soon to a police station near you.