As cameras with high quality picture become smaller, its uses have started to expand. That characteristic has surely been seen with adventure seekers using GoPros to record their travels or police officers using Taser body cameras to record their interactions with citizens.
But now some experts are beginning to float the idea of adding special features into small HD cameras–ones that go beyond better picture or smaller size.
In this Slate article titled Future Tense, the author floats around the idea of having facial recognition software embedded into body cameras used by police and how that super tool could be used. The article commentates on ways in which that camera could be beneficial or abused, along with legal questions that would need to be answered before such a device could be used by law enforcement.