BIOTECHNOLOGY AND SOCIETY
index fingers on the biometric device. The same applies to students too when they want to access
their libraries. This technique saves a lot of time. For instance, in instances where one is
required to queue in a line to register their name to enter a library, or spent some minutes to write
on a book when you signed in and out of the office. All that can be done by just placing a finger
on a biometric device and it is automatically done. It also saves the cost of operation.
Phone and computer manufacturers have advanced the security of these devices by
introducing a fingerprint or voice requirement to open the device. This ensures that it is only the
owner that can access the information on the phone or computer, hence information’s and
programs’ safety. This is also advancement in the technology.
Many countries in the World have every one of their citizen’s fingerprints, especially
above the majority age, on their systems and their national identification cards. This application
helps the law enforcement study and identifies criminals easily. Again, the cost of time is greatly
reduced, in that, the law enforcement would now narrow their investigation to one or few
persons of interest whose fingerprints are found on the crime scene.
All these applications have helped improve the lives of the society members. Also, the
advancements along the way have been of great significance to the field of biotechnology. Since
Joao De Barros first introduced biometric system or use of fingerprints for identification,
biotechnologists have been working on improving this technology to match the dynamism of
human wants as well as the development of other forms of technology. Joao De Barros, I
supposed to be a biotechnology award-winning scientist because, without his invention, all of the
above-explained developments would not have been created. His work of science and technology
became the base of the most important innovations to people today and future developments in
biometric and biotechnology in general.