How's this for cool? Google, via Picasa, now does face recognition.

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Upload your photos to Picasa Web Albums, tell Google to go and find all the similar-looking faces in your photos, and then identify each person - just once - and Picasa will tag them all for you.

Big Brother? Definitely. Scary? Yes. Convenience that outweighs the other two? Quite possibly.

Now, if only I could get Facebook to import Picasa photos and tags properly...