When President Donald Trump’s controversial travel ban called for, among other things, the speedy completion of a “biometric entry-exit tracking system” for all travelers to the United States, it should have set off alarm bells across the land.
Bio-metric systems of the past collected fingerprints. Today’s systems can be built to recognize individual faces, even voice-prints. In the not-too-distant future, they will be able to identify someone by subtle behavioral cues: how they swipe their fingers across a touch screen, for example. With the advent of long-range iris scanning and the ubiquity of surveillance cameras, systems are also likely to become more passive—meaning, they’ll do the work of identifying people without requiring much (or any) active engagement from the person being identified.
According to "The Atlantic" magazine the idea behind a new biometric entry-exist system is to add layers of authenticating data—fingerprinting, iris scanning, facial recognition—to verify the identity of a person who is leaving the country, matching records against what was collected upon entry.https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2017/02/biometric-checkpoints-in-trumps-america/516597/
Keeping track of foreigners who are coming and going, the thinking goes, could prevent a terrorist attack from being carried out in the United States by non-citizens overstaying their visas.
The “large majority of jihadist terrorists in the United States,” however, have been American citizens or legal residents, according to a terrorism-tracking project by the think tank New America. “Every jihadist who conducted a lethal attack inside the United States since 9/11 was a citizen or legal resident,” according to New America’s research.
FOLKS, we're being sold a fairy tale about foreign terrorists by the government to justify a form of a "BIG BROTHER" State that can keep tabs on us from cradle to grave!
If you don't believe this just look at past regimes like Nazi Germany, Communist Russia or today's North Korea.
THEY AREN'T THE EXCEPTION KIDS, they are doing what just about any government would do if given the chance! Sure there is a 'Terrorist Threat' out there but your chances of personally getting killed or injured is about the same as being run over by a bus ......., not once, but three times!
For the sake of our peace and security we have to make "Big Brother" less intrusive in our daily lives ...., without having to move into the mountains where nobody can find us!