Pros And Cons Of Facial Recognition Technology

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Facial recognition technology has risen in use in various sectors, but its critics argue that it’s being implemented without sufficient consideration of its potential consequences. The Onion breaks down the pros and cons of facial recognition technology.



Always feels nice to be recognized.

Pretty discreet as far as grotesque violations of civil liberties go.

Slightly easier than typing “1234” into your phone.

You look cute today!

It might not be you, but at least it’s making somebody a lot of money.


Lacks personal touch of having picture tacked up behind bodega counter.

Threatens jobs of humans who recognize faces for a living.

Getting caught.

Identical twins too powerful as it is.

No more decades-long cat-and-mouse rivalries between detectives and the criminal geniuses they can’t help but respect.