Future Faces (Updated)

Unidentified Face

Sara Nics

February 22, 2015

What’s the face of the future? Not flying cars and life on Mars… What’s the future of our faces? With new facial transplantation surgeries and the latest news about the NSA collecting images for facial recognition anaylsis, we're wondering about what we see in the mirror every day.

Also, we hear from America's latest hot new writer, Laura van den Berg, about her debut novel, "Find Me."

  1. Focusing on Faces

    Did you know that the National Security Agency has been collecting thousands of photos of faces every day, as part of its facial recognition effort? Turns out, your face is more unique than your fingerprint, and government agencies and private companies are developing new programs to find and identify faces.

    The New York Times' Natasha Singer gives us an update on the state of facial recognition.

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  2. Artist Uses Makeup To Fool Surveillance Cameras

    So if you want to protect your privacy when you’re online or on the street, what do you do? Photographer Adam Harvey is developing a DIY solution...

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  3. Former Model Tells The Story Of Her Face

    One future that most of face is seeing someone in the mirror we don’t quite recognize. Here’s Donna McNeil’s story about facing aging.

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  4. Meet The Surgeon Behind The World's First Complete Facial Transplant

    There’s an emerging option for people with severe facial disfigurements. The first facial transplant happened in France in 2006. Since then about 30 people have undergone the grueling surgery. In 2012, Dr. Eduardo Rodriguez led a team at the University of Maryland Medical Center that attempted the most extensive face transplant yet.

    You can also listen to the extended interview with Dr. Rodriguez.

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  5. Dangerous Idea: Downloadable Selves

    Physicist Michio Kaku's Dangerous Idea? A virtual "library of souls."

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  6. On Our Minds: Laura van den Berg

    Literary critics have deemed Laura van den Berg one of American's best new writers. Listen in as she talks about the roles of memory and forgetting in our lives, and in her debut novel, "Find Me."

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