What the Future Holds For Our Identities: Feeling the Pressure of Another TEDx Talk

By: Jeff Carter, Chief Strategy Officer of EyeLock Corp.

Aug 22, 2012, 09:00 ET from EyeLock Corp.

KANSAS CITY, Mo., Aug. 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- As I prepare to take the stage in late August at TEDxKC and join a small group of extreme thinkers, I am honored and excited.  At TEDxKC I will talk about the convergence of physical and digital identity that is upon us, what I've been referring to as Extreme Identity.  The way we think about affirming our identities is undergoing a major shift forward, and the impact this will have on the world will be astounding. 

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All identity-focused technology has tremendous implications on the tenets of privacy and security.  With this technology comes the enablement of almost complete surveillance by linking all transaction data across physical locations, digital networks, on laptops, tablets or the smart phones we all carry in our pockets.  At the same time, there is promise that this technology will create a new world where a person can reclaim his or her identity and enable a place where protecting information is top of mind - where personal security and privacy are synonymous.

The potential for this new reality to be utopian or dystopian lies squarely in our ability to balance the need for security with privacy, personal liberties and convenience. On August 28 in Kansas City, my goal is to clearly articulate both sides of the equation and demonstrate how, in the very near future, how we go about our daily lives can be vastly different than today.

Given the mad rush to buy tickets for the TEDxKC conference, I am in awe at the potential impact my talk may have.  All 1,600 tickets for the August 28 event were sold within three hours, which is not surprising as the TED brand, showcasing a community of luminaries who are passionate about technology, entertainment and design, becomes larger and more powerful. I look forward to sharing my thoughts with these top minds and can't wait to see what the response will be to my latest presentation.

If you don't have the opportunity to join us on the 28th, you can stream the event live and see my presentation at:  https://new.livestream.com/tedx/TEDxKC .

About EyeLock
EyeLock Corp., is a leading technology provider of iris-based identity management products and technology solutions.  Transforming the way identities are authenticated and protected, the Company offers a broad suite of breakthrough solutions for the identity management, access control, border control and logical access sectors.

The proprietary, iris-based identity management solutions are cost-effective, scalable and easy-to-use iris recognition systems that operate while a person is in motion and at a distance.  EyeLock delivers products and solutions where privacy, convenience and security are synonymous.

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