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Air travel has been in business for quite some time. Travelling by air which had been an affair that only the rich few could afford has become a normal thing now a day. One important piece of document that is required during the air travel is a boarding pass.
In an age when everyone is doing away with paper the boarding pass is one area which still requires some invention. With the number of people travelling by air increasing there should be some way to deal with the paper boarding pass. Boarding pass are issued to each individual travelling and I am sure they incur a huge cost to the airlines as well. One more thing to consider is that they are just a garbage after the travel and eliminating this critical piece could result huge paper saving as well.
One alternative that is being tried is a mobile boarding pass. This is being used by some airlines where a barcode/Qr Code is sent through sms to the person travelling. This barcode is the one similar to one that comes in the paper boarding pass. Even though mobile phones are something that everyone has this too has some implementation issues like what if the phone battery dies out or what if multiple people are travelling not all may be carrying a phone especially for child passenger.
One technology that captured my attention recently is the face unlock that some smartphones provide. I have been thinking if something of this sort could be used by the airlines. The steps would be as simple as capture the face image when issuing the ticket and then using the same to verify just before boarding.
This will require the airline to have some means to capture image during the initial check-in and then another hand held device can be used in the Gate just before boarding to validate the person travelling.
Remember the following items, Calculator, Digital phone book, PC, iPod, Television with CRT, Corded mouse with a ball, hand held telephones with rotating dials, these were few of the items that used to be in extensive use in the past decade but now they seem to have vanished and worthy to be called as an Antique.
According to Wikipedia “An antique is an old collectible item. It is collected or desirable because of its age, beauty, rarity, condition, utility, personal emotional connection, and/or other unique features “. The word “old” in the above definition used to denote a period of more than 100 years. This mostly was due to the pace of change earlier on. Now a days things change so fast that old has been redefined to include items even less than a decade.
The past decade has seen a lot of change in such a pace that it had been hard to keep track of which technology to name has new and which ones to be termed old.
So if you hold any of the items listed in the first paragraph do keep them for some more time and who knows they will become an collectible antique very soon.