Fingerprints may be unique, but without an existing record they can’t help identify a person. Now, though, researchers can use chemical analysis of the prints to identify the gender of whoever left them behind.
Gender and sex are synonymous to the great majority of people on earth, but gender is a social construct. Sex is the term used when differentiating male creatures from female ones biologically. Even then, there are cases of women born without ovaries and people born with both sex organs…
Biometrics are everywhere. Fingerprint scanners are a standard feature in the newest smartphones, DNA testing is common, and facial recognition is getting more and more terrifyingly reliable. But there are many biometric applications still lurking on the fringe, and some of them get really, really personal.
These are the three most embarrassing ways biometrics can identify you now — and might identify you tomorrow.