IT’S COMING: Digital ID with facial recognition
In Norway a new system for digital ID with fingerprint and facial recognition is coming as BankID on mobile is being phased out
The future is already here.
Remember when this was called a conspiracy theory? In the country of Norway, people will be able to scan their face or their fingerprints with their mobile phone in order to access their digital ID.
Imagine going online to buy something with your card. You then scan your face to verify your digital identity before completing the purchase. This is not science fiction. This is becoming a reality in Norway...
In Norway something called BankID is used by many people.
In fact, to be able to live in modern life it is almost required to have one. It is a digital ID system used in Norway.
For example, if you want to buy things online with your card or log into your online bank, you need to verify yourself with your digital ID. But it is also used for many other things as well.
You can use your digital ID in Norway for things like booking a doctors appointment on the government health website (you can also see things like your vaccination record on the website). You can use your digital ID if you want to send your tax returns digitally. Or perhaps you sold your car? Then you can login with your digital ID on the government website and register it as sold.
If you get a speeding ticket in Norway, the police can send it to you digitally and you login with your digital ID to see it and pay it.
Simply put, digital ID is widespread in Norway.
And now it is being announced that they are changing the way people can access their digital ID in the future.
Currently, people can use the BankID system on their phone or with a small special device that gives a code that is then used for logging in.
Or people can use the BankID system on a mobile phone where it is then tied to your SIM card and people get a text that is used for logging in.
But the mobile phone system is being phased out and will instead be replaced with apps that use biometrics like facial recognition and fingerprint recognition to login with your digital ID (a password will also be used).
”When signing agreements or other situations that require extra security, you will still have to use a personal password” says Jan Bjerved at BankId BankAxept
They tout the new system as being more convenient than the old, taking under 10 seconds to login with your digital ID compared with around 30 seconds with the old system.
Norwegian state media reports that the change will likely take place sometime in 2023.
So now we are coming to the point that not only do we have digital ID, but people will also use their face or fingerprints to access it.
In the neighboring country of Sweden, some 6000 people have already gone a step further and gotten microchip implants to use for cashless payments. Make sure to read my article on that here!
Just recently we got the news that France announced they will be getting a digital ID. Now, Norway and Sweden have had digital ID’s for many years already, but now it seems like the next step is coming.
The cashless society is being pushed more and more, because in a cashless society it is much easier for the government to control everything that people do. What will this look like in 10 years? Perhaps there will be carbon limits to peoples spending?
I will not scan my face or fingerprints and I will be happy!
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