Biometrics Is The Most Beneficial Outcome For The Country

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The idea of using someone’s body as a form of their identification has been a concept put to use for thousands of years. Although, since the incorporation of biometrics - the measurement and analysis of unique physical or behavioral characteristics (Merriam-Webster, 1902) - in the early 1900’s, the primary focus has been to advance private security and accessibility. When first introduced, biometrics were used in the public sector of the economy to help identify people, in ways such as: health care, police investigation, military usage, etc. Within recent years, the demand for biometrics, due to its attractiveness in the security field, not only led to a shift in economic sectors but to an overall expansion in the biometric companies; as well as, lead to an increase in their gross income. And with a shift in economic sectors and a rise in revenue, the debate is whether the pros will outweigh the cons, and if biometrics is the most beneficial outcome for the country at whole. As companies began to see the potential in biometrics, due to the user-friendliness and security established, they start to invest in the brand. Although, the public sector entails the government and many other major policies, the private sector is where people, who aren’t in government, can actually buy and sell the product to people everywhere. Since companies were so heavily investing in biometrics, there was a shift from being dominantly the public sector, to now being a majority being in the
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