Delta announced that Maynard H. Jackson International Terminal at the Atlanta airport is ready to become America’s first “biometric terminal.” This
Source: America’s first biometric airport terminal is officially opening to all passengers
Put down your keycard! More and more people are turning to implanted RFID chips as their choice of workplace identification. Should we be worried about a world in which employees get microchipped? Meet the companies working in this field and the man who predicted it all back in 1998.
Source: Would you swap your keycard for a microchip implant? For many, the answer is yes | Digital Trends
Forensic scientists and law enforcement agencies around the world think leveraging epigenetics could add key tools to the investigative arsenal. They’re working to develop methods that use this area of study to identify not only the tissue type that may have been left behind at a crime scene, but the age and lifestyle of the person who left it there.
Source: DNA evidence could soon tell cops your age, whether you smoke, and what you ate for breakfast
Impressive, but it’s not going to fool anybody.
Source: Meet The World’s First AI News Anchor
“The world is on the threshold of technology that would give a government the ability to follow anyone anywhere.”
Source: Microsoft President Warns Of “1984” Facial Recognition Future
Berners-Lee announced a new Contract for the Web to protect basic rights online.
Source: The Inventor of the Web Says It’s Broken and Net Neutrality Can Fix It
We’re drawn to narratives like Handmaid’s Tale and Black Mirror. But they’re not helping us create a better world.
Source: Glimpse: Utopian Fiction Could Help Us Unlock the Bright Future We Never Imagined