Apple made some big announcements today, but most notably of all they announced FaceID for the iPhone X.
What is FaceID? Well, it allows you to open your phone by just having it scan your face.
The demo hit kind of a snag (to put it mildly), but the implications of this kind of technology left Twitter to raise some important questions:
me after i sliced my mans face off so i can unlock his iphone x pic.twitter.com/84KUmLBjWB
— wendy wu (@_YerikaC) September 12, 2017
You'd be hard pressed to design a more dystopian bit of design fiction than Apple's demo for 'FaceID'. pic.twitter.com/Iy5p97d7bK
— Brian Merchant (@bcmerchant) September 12, 2017
I like Apple's FaceID, but the official tagline, "Now anybody can unlock your phone while you sleep!" is a little nefarious sounding…
— Amir Blumenfeld (@jakeandamir) September 12, 2017
It would be impossible for people to bury their faces in an iPhone more than they currently do.
Apple: Hold my wheatgrass tea. #FaceID
— Jon Acuff (@JonAcuff) September 12, 2017
Face ID is obviously terrifying
— Rosie Gray (@RosieGray) September 12, 2017
The new iPhone has FaceID. It knows your face. More than you know your face. pic.twitter.com/UZYZ4FHbXJ
— Matt Fowler (@TheMattFowler) September 12, 2017
So your future iPhone recognizes your face. But what if you're John Travolta in Face-Off
— John Podhoretz (@jpodhoretz) September 12, 2017
My IPhone X facial recognition won't work because whoever paid that much for a fucking phone isn't me.
— Romesh Ranganathan (@RomeshRanga) September 12, 2017
Muggings in the Face ID age:
“Look at your phone. LOOK AT IT!”
— Blair Hanley Frank (@belril) September 12, 2017
hey dude can u change the song on my phone over there the password is just my face
— Cody Ko (@codyko) September 12, 2017
"We have to unlock his phone but they say Face ID is too smart."
"Trust me… I know know what to do." pic.twitter.com/piTH0KxZXR
— Ross 🐼 Miller (@ohnorosco) September 12, 2017
how does face ID know you're consenting to the opening of your phone?
— southpaw (@nycsouthpaw) September 12, 2017
I mean, you can apparently close your eyes and it won't work. But curious to learn what the interpretation of the law may be here.
— Alyssa Newcomb (@AlyssaNewcomb) September 12, 2017
So I can just take your phone while you’re asleep, hold it up in front of your face, and unlock it? Sweet.
— Joe Brown (@joemfbrown) September 12, 2017
Be sure to change your face every 90 days, the longer the better, and avoid having a common face or using the same face as on Facebook.
— Anil Dash (@anildash) September 12, 2017
Face ID is the most secure phone unlocking system ever built.
Unless you are John Travolta or Nicolas Cage.
— Adam Boyes (@amboyes) September 12, 2017
iPhone X Face ID has been trained to protect against Arya Stark pic.twitter.com/EVXxFtGq4N
— Josh Constine (@JoshConstine) September 12, 2017
As an inside joke, John Travolta's face can open Nic Cage's iPhone X, and vice versa
— Dave Itzkoff (@ditzkoff) September 12, 2017
Maybe I missed this, but how will it handle identical twins?
— Farhad Manjoo 🇺🇸 (@fmanjoo) September 12, 2017
Oh, and that’s not even including the “animojis”:
Just what the world has been waiting for: iPhone X “animojis” you make with your face pic.twitter.com/fB1RcIGp7M
— Geoffrey A. Fowler (@geoffreyfowler) September 12, 2017
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