Nice to see the UK
leading the way again.
The Garda Síochána has proposed to expand its surveillance on Irish citizens by swelling the amount of data it collects on them through an increase in its CCTV and ANPR set-ups, and will also introduce facial and body-in-a-crowd biometrics technologies. Announced as part of its new five-year programme to “professionalise” and …
First they came for my fingerprints,
and I didn't speak up, because I wasn't a criminal (and they promised shorter queues at the airports)
Then they came for my number plate
and I didn't speak up, because, well, I did want to drive a car (and promised God knows what, probably criminal-free world)
Then they came up with an ID card (and promised I don't remember what, probably terror-free world)
And they only failed because of their own incompetence
Then they came for my medical records, promising, I bet, "improvements to medical care"
And I ticked all the right boxes to tell them to FO
But they took them anyway, and lost them (if they haven't, they will, sooner than later)
Did I mention DNA? Well, see "fingerprints" and "ID card" above. Both have made me, and the society, virtually safe. (virtually, getit?)
And that's just on the "state" side of things. And so it goes (on).
It was fluorescent ID numbers tattooed on one's forehead, an RFID chip neck implant, or facial recognition software ... so which, do you think, was the easier option to implement?
(RFID chips come later, implanted at birth, as part of the mandatory Free Universal Benefits And Recognition* program. American pilot programs will demonstrate efficacy, practicality, and universal mandatory compliance measures Formulated Upon Conception; Keyed On Foreseeable Futures.*
(Acronyms are discouraged)
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