This is just the beginning of biometric tracking. It likely won’t be long until our fingerprints or something similar (DNA prints?) are used for financial transactions. A press of the thumb and the cost of dinner is deducted from your account.
Likely it also won’t be long until similar methods are used for medical records. Everywhere one goes authorities will have ready access to your most important information.
Don’t fall out of favor with the government or you just might find it impossible to do any business or get proper treatment. “I’m sorry sir but your fingerprint has been declined – permanently.”
Remember the good old days when the authorities simply asked “Papers please.”
(From CBS New York)
Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s latest crime-fighting idea had a lot of people riled up on Friday.
The mayor wants to fingerprint more than 600,000 people who live in public housing. He said it would be done to make the projects safer.