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Biometrics for Network Security by Paul Reid

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Chapter 15. The Future of Biometric Authentication

The future of any technology is difficult to predict. Biometric authentication is a field that is making rapid advances. The use of new materials for imaging biometrics and the development of new types of biometrics will continue. Below are some areas I am willing to speculate about as I gaze into the future:

Will Biometrics Be Integrated Everywhere?

While it is interesting to think that we can use biometrics for everything, the reality is less promising. Biometrics will continue to be adopted in both the logical and physical access worlds. The biometrics used for logical access will still need to be low in cost, high in user acceptance, and very easy to use. The biometric device will also need ...

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