posted on Aug, 18 2010 @ 04:22 PM
Of all the Big Brother moves out there, this is one I agree with.
With the exception Minority Report style mass scanners everywhere, this is a good comprimise. Lets face it, from the earliest times in human
history governements have maintained information on it's people. There have always been, and always will be, registries; Retinal scanning is the
least invasive and most accurate option available.
To branch off into other threads for a sec...with this technology the US eliminates the problem of illegal immigrants getting access to services and
benefits they are not entitled to and eliminate voting scams were entire graveyards full of people vote for a candidate just to name two.
Although I am a massive advocate for privacy and personal freedoms, some concessions have to be made. The question is not whether these technologies
will be used, rather the question should be which technologies do we as a free people accept? It is not an unreasonable request for a government to
want to have positive ID on it's citizens, some way to say without question who a person is: Of all the options on the table, this one has the least
room for abuse.
Remember, on paper, government is there at our request to carry out our wishes as a group.
Corruption and abuse of power exist only to the extent that they are allowed to. If people take a stand and spell out what is and is not an acceptable
trade off between personal freedom and the stability of thier society then there is nothing to fear from some of these ideas.
At the end of the day the power is, as always, in the hands of the people. If poeple are going to float through life and not get involved then we are
going to see all of our worst nightmares come true from the expliotation of apathy.
Apathy is our enemy, everything else is a spin off.
[edit on 18-8-2010 by [davinci]]