Tech Foresight on Biometrics
On 14 and 15 April 2021, the first Technology Foresight Workshop on Scenario Analysis was held to explore, analyse, and discuss four socio-techno-economic scenarios for the year 2040 and their possible implications on the development of biometric technologies. The four different future scenarios consisted of fictitious stories ranging from a possible dynamic EU economy in an appeased world to a slow EU economy in a conflictual world. For each scenario, participants discussed what the future of travel, border checks, and biometrics might look like. The event was part of the ongoing “Technology Foresight on Biometrics for the Future of Travel” project, which analyses possible future changes in travel and border checks and potential impacts on the European Border and Coast Guard community.