It only takes a generation to redefine normal.Crime & Security
Bullshit doesn’t get much more insidious than this:
Today the first ID cards that include iris and fingerprint biometric information were registered and issued in the Mexican state of Guanajuato. The juicier part of the story is that for now, only children will be enrolled in this national biometric database. It is intended that by December 2012 all children in the country will be registered. The alleged purpose of the new ID card is to hinder the abduction of children and prevent child exploitation. The first ID cards are being issued in the same city that last year started implementing a mandatory iris scan for convicted felons and voluntary members of the public in a Minority Reportesque plan to combat delinquency that features iris readers in public transport and ATMs. This comes from the country that last year attempted and failed to create a national database of mobile phone users, again with the purported intention to tackle extortion and kidnappings.
So a bunch of kids will grow up thinking that this is just he way things are, because a bunch of adults fall for the lie that this will do anything meaningful to protect their children.