Will new facial recognition software make location-based technology a thing of the past?

Mark Cuban recently blogged about his investment in a company that takes video of an area and can tell you exactly how many people are in the capture area at any given time. Initially, cameras are being posted and tested in certain environments where anonymity is required; correspondingly, the service won't capture faces or anything that could identify an individual.  The end use and application is simply to provide incredibly accurate traffic information and patterns that could help institutions, city/urban planners and airports amongst others.

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