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Privacy experts have sounded alarms on face recognition for years. Originally, there were concerns that walking into airports and in public parks meant you were scanned and matched to secret criminal databases. Those fears have since evolved, and now face recognition is a bedrock of predictive technology. Soon, your chances of becoming a terrorist or developing a rare disease could be determined from your face. And our oncoming new-normal of ever-present face recognition technology may also be used to predict sexuality -- accurately or otherwise -- prompting concerns for queer people in countries where anonymity is key to survival.

Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.

One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.

Privacy experts have sounded alarms on face recognition for years. Originally, there were concerns that walking into airports and in public parks meant you were scanned and matched to secret criminal databases. Those fears have since evolved, and now face recognition is a bedrock of predictive technology. Soon, your chances of becoming a terrorist or developing a rare disease could be determined from your face. And our oncoming new-normal of ever-present face recognition technology may also be used to predict sexuality -- accurately or otherwise -- prompting concerns for queer people in countries where anonymity is key to survival.