Facial Recognition in Airports: Biometrics Technology Is Expanding


Half the family were excited, the other half less so. The eldest pulled his case along chattering: asking which seat he was going to have and the whether the hotel’s swimming pool had a slide. The parents were less animated. Stressed. Checking their e-wallets for all the right paperwork, trying to calm the crying baby in the buggy while warning her brother not to bump into the other travellers. Waiting for the complementary g&t that always felt better at 30,000ft. Through the duty free, the cameras watched their expressions. The offers changed. Pool toys. A soothing cuddly toy. Discounted gin.