Technology Causes Problems As Well As Solves Problems Essay

1427 Words Aug 22nd, 2015 6 Pages
Jared Diamond said, “Technology causes problems as well as solves problems. Nobody has figured out a way to ensure that, as of tomorrow, technology won 't create problems. Technology simply means increased power, which is why we have the global problems we face today.” An example of this kind of technology is biometrics. Biometrics are the characteristics and traits used to identify a person. In the past, biometrics used to simply be finger print archives done with ink; however, in modern times biometric technologies have evolved into iris detection, finger print scanning, voice recognition, and facial recognition. Many people, including the US government, support the use of biometric technology, yet like most new technology there are still many bugs to be worked out. Although many people believe that biometric technologies are a desirable method to ensure security and should be used on a large scale, it is a technology that this too new and has to many flaws that can be abused to breach security. Biometric technologies require an incredible amount of database space, are prime targets to malevolent organizations and hackers, and can be used to invade privacy.

To begin, while many people support biometrics, under the impression that they provide utmost security, they are not fully aware of the many flaws that exists which if abused can lead to severe, negative consequences. In order to function properly biometric technologies require all ideal conditions to be met. If a…

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