I guess we’re still in control, us humans, of the impacts (intended or otherwise) of advancing technology on our lives, but I’m not sure, and it certainly seems it may not be so forever. Will technology be friend or foe? Beyond obvious purposes, what does it, can it, replace? Apple’s new iPhone X will use Face ID to replace the "oh, so ’80s" idea of a password to unlock the phone and authorise payments. Thank goodness. I’m sick and tired of trying to remember all the passwords I so cleverly create to avoid being hacked by using my children’s names or my date of birth, and you can’t forget a face, you know, especially your own. Essentially, you load up a "detailed depth map" (read: all the creases and crevices) of your face and thereafter your device compares the "you" in front of it, to the you it has stored, and you’re in!This is by no means a first for Apple, which prides itself in commercially perfecting the original ideas of others. Hundreds of thousands of firms and people use ...

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