NGI And Next Generation Identification

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Ever since Bill Hewlett and David Packard established Hewlett-Packard in 1939, the industry of technology has advanced rapidly and does not show signs of slowing down any time soon. The technology industry is constantly growing, providing innovative and helpful ways to accomplish various tasks. New technology is very helpful, however, it is only beneficial if used for the right reasons. For example, a company by the name of NGI (Next Generation Identification) has a system that uses scanners and a state-of-the-art biometric identification system, to determine a person’s identity within seconds. Although this may sound advantageous, people can argue that this is an invasion of privacy. Even though technology can be manipulated negatively, …show more content…
Back in the mid to late 1900s, everyone had the same perception of the future. It was envisioned that the future would provide talking robots (Siri), computerized pocket-sized dictionaries (smartphones), hovering devices (drones), and much more. Today, it is thought that these technologies are mere commonalities. Most of these current devices have a valuable impact, while others are up for debate. The company NGI has a system that has the potential to revolutionize the field of biometric facial recognition. In the article titled “Embracing Big Brother: How Facial Recognition Could Help Fight Crime”, author Jim Stenman says, "The mission is to reduce terrorist and criminal activity by improving and expanding biometric identification as well as criminal history information services". By using facial scanners, DNA analysis, iris scans, and voice identification, the system can identify anyone “virtually.” In the article, Stenman writes an analogy of the system in action. He tells a story of someone entering a clothing store, and as they enter, devices scan their face and the …show more content…
While technology can cause slight problems, relating to the example about the Next Generation Identification, the possibilities of technology are continually changing for the greater good. The mundane items of modern society were simply fiction several decades ago. In conclusion, technology is used to complete tasks in fractions of the time, and simplify the lives of millions in ways never imagined, although this technology is only a beneficial resource to society if used with its true

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