Iris Recognition and "The Simpsons Movie"

Few investigations of American culture, habit, and outlook are as penetrating, or as incisively recognisable, as the animated cartoon The Simpsons.

Thus, when a movie version of this sociological tour-de-force was recently released that included an episode featuring iris recognition, it signalled that this technology has finally "arrived" and is entering the mainstream.

Although some technical hurdles in image acquisition remain as challenges, innovative solutions (illustrated below by the enlistment of the local swamp-creature) are constantly evolving.

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