IELTS reading answer “The Keyless Society” with explanation
|27 IV||P B||Already, more than 10,000 facilities, from prisons to day-care centers, monitor people’s fingerprints or other physical parts to ensure that they are who they claim to be
|28 vii||P C,||When an authorized user wishes to enter or use the facility, the system scans the person’s corresponding characteristics and attempts to match them against those on record.
|29 Vlll||P D,||Sixteen American states now use bio metric fingerprint verification systems to check that people claiming welfare payments are genuine.
|30 III||P E||To date, the most widely used commercial biometric system is the handkey, a type of hand scanner which reads the unique shape, size and irregularities of people’s hands.
|31 ii||P F,||When we started four years ago, I had to explain to everyone what a biometric is, ‘says one marketing expert. Now, there’s much more awareness out there.
|32 i||P G,||Not surprisingly, biometrics raise thorny questions about privacy and the potential for abuse.
|33 x||P H||
In an increasingly crowded and complicated world, biometrics may well be a technology whose time has come.
|34 B||P E, L 3||Originally developed for nuclear powerplants, the handkey received its big break when it was used to control access to the Olympic Village in Atlanta by more than 65,000 athletes, trainers and support staff.
|35 B||P E, L 3||Originally developed for nuclear powerplants, the handkey received its big break when it was used to control access to the Olympic Village in Atlanta by more than 65,000 athletes, trainers and support staff.|
|36 E||P F, L 1||Around the world, the market is growing rapidly. Malaysia, for example, is preparing to equip all of its airports with biometric face scanners to match passengers with luggage.|
|37 A||Sixteen American states now use bio metric fingerprint verification systems to check that people claiming welfare payments are genuine.|
|38 B||P F, L5||The first commercial biometric, a hand reader used by an American firm to monitor employee attendance, was introduced in 1974.|
|39 D||P A, L 3||In some California housing estates, a key alone is insufficient to get someone in the door; his or her voice print must also be verified.|
|P A, L 5||And soon, customers at some Japanese banks will have to present their faces for scanning before they can enter the building and withdraw their money.|