News that someone has stolen passwords and that your identity and information has been compromised have unfortunately become commonplace these days. And the solution is always the same - change it, make it stronger, use different passwords for different sites, etc. But most of us have a hard enough time remembering 10 different phone numbers let alone all the different passwords we are supposed to use. So we come up with solutions; we post them on the wall in our office, we use simple passwords like "password" or we write them in a document. No matter what, they become compromised, either by the companies that require them or our own doing.
So why not make authorization something else, a fingerprint, voice recognition, eye scan, or some other means that identifies us without typing in a password. Is it even possible to make accounts impossible to hack without some safeguards in place? With passwords proving more and more untrustworthy, it is clear that an alternative is needed now.