Technology is advancing at a fast pace, so much so that soon travelers will not require a passport to travel abroad. Quite soon the hassle of carrying a passport along will become history.
In Dubai, a facial recognition software has developed which will be used in Dubai International Airport. It will bring ease in long queues at airport security checks. Passengers will pass through a virtual aerial tunnel instead of the usual queues. In the tunnel, there will be cameras installed that will scan the faces of every traveler. The face will bring forward a full biometric data report on the traveler. The technology is called a biometric border. It will start working in Dubai Airport from 2018 while it will be available at all airports around the world by 2020.
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The passenger will pre-register himself, and then when he will pass through the virtual tunnel his information will be taken via biometrics. If the information matches the pre-registered data, he will be allowed to pass. If it does not a red alert will be given to security.
Also as per reports, Australia is also working on a similar technology and will have this system ready by March.
The whole passport system, long queues, bags checking, your identity checking is a long slow process all around the world. With this, hopefully, things will speed up and the whole process will get simplified.