Sorry. I'll try to slow down. I'm just so...Enraged? Speechless? Not sure...I'm just...Let's just say that it takes a WHOLE lot to render ME speechless...yet that's EXACTLY what's happened thanks to this not-so-lovely article.
I'm not surprised at what the article said. I've heard of iris-scanning technology before. I have NO DOUBT that it's already in use in the US at high-security companies. It's no surprise that they are starting this in Mexico. If they tried to start it here without first proving how "great" it is somewhere else, the people of the US would revolt. Some would agree to it, but many on ALL sides of the political fence would fight it; many to the death.
So what's got me so bothered? It's the not-very-well-veiled threat in there; the "warning" from Jeff Carter the CDO of GRI:
"And he has a warning for those thinking of opting out: 'When you get masses of people opting-in, opting out does not help. Opting out actually puts more of a flag on you than just being part of the system. We believe everyone will opt-in.'"Really? You're going to THREATEN me? Mr. Carter, I think you would do well to advise with some PR reps before writing your next article if you intend to convince ANYONE to follow your technology. Granted, I'm glad you weren't smart enough to think of that ahead of time. Really? You can create the massive digital technology that's going to SAVE US ALL, but you can't for a minute think that it's not a good idea to THREATEN the public if they don't agree with you and adhere to your program?
Mr. Carter, your arrogance will get you NO WHERE with most of us in the US. No where. Try again. Actually, please don't. You're not selling anything I ever want to buy!