Published: Jul 19, 2013 7:39 AM EDT

Irving, TEXAS - Are you a VIP?  If you're not sure, there's new software that can tell you, just by looking at your face.

NEC's new VIP Facial Recognition Software scans your face as you walk into a store or into a hotel.  The software is connected to a main VIP database and can tell in less than a second that you're a VIP.  The program alerts workers so they can give you star treatment.
Stores and hotels in the U.S. and in Britain are testing the technology.  Customers have to choose to be part of the program.