Why in the very near future might it be commonplace to spot a facial recognition camera above the front door of your favorite bar?

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by / June 30, 2011

Answer: To help you find out where all the women - or men - are at.

According to DISCOVER, a startup called SceneTap is working with night spots to mount facial recognition cameras "at the doors of clubs, [and the] cameras will survey the crowd and, using facial recognition software, report the ratio of men to women to a free smartphone app."

Such an app would prove tremendously helpful for many of those who attend technology conferences.

Chad Vander Veen

Chad Vander Veen previously served as the editor of FutureStructure, and the associate editor of Government Technology and Public CIO magazines.

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