A scanning system that may replace ticket barriers has trialed at a Japanese train station.

A scanning system that may replace ticket barriers has trialed at a Japanese train station. In place of a ticket or your magnetic/swipe card, a biometric camera will photograph and analyze facial data and so “in essence converting each person’s face into a unique bar code”, the Japan Times reports.

There are some concerns about the uses of such technology beyond the train station.

The Japan Times Online [via SmarMobs]

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