Jack Webb, as Sergeant Joe Friday, implored “Just the facts, ma’am, nothing but the facts.”

The fact is that no two people share fingerprints. There are records of fingerprints dating to Ancient Babylonia where they were used as signatures in clay while the Chinese used ink-on-paper to identify their children. As for Detective Friday, fingerprints weren’t used in criminology until 1858.

Today, identification is more sophisticated with several human characteristics revolutionizing business and security. According to Brett Beranek, “The future of business lies in highly intelligen...

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