Recently, I read an article in PC Magazine discussing the advancements in technology currently underway in China. The article, which also references an earlier story on police officers in the city of Zhengzhou using facial recognition glasses, reveals that China has perfected software that identifies individuals by their gait (i.e., how they walk).The system creates a model of the way a person walks as well as their body shape. Even with their face covered, their back turned and sporting a different strut, the system isn't fooled.
Moore’s Law states that technology doubles itself every 18 months. I referenced this in an earlier blog post (Transforming at the Speed of Cloud) and it seems to be playing out in real time, right before our eyes. At no time in my life have I seen this rate of change so abundantly demonstrated, as I do today.