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June 27, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 162

They say that retina scans, or iris scans from the human eye are much better and suited for computer security, and for security and access into buildings. The military agrees, as well is the government. Luckily, this technology is now available, and yes there is an app for that for your iPhone as well. Soon, you will be using such technology which will scan your eye and deliver you access to whatever it is you are using because it proves that you are you. Okay so let's talk about this shall we?

What else might this be used for? Well, it might be used to catch criminals much like fingerprinting are, and it is a lot cheaper than DNA samples. Although the cost to check someone's DNA will come down considerably in the coming years, the iris scans are simple to use, and the technology exists right now. Therefore you can expect that law enforcement will use this.

There was an interesting article in NextGov online news recently titled; "Eye on crime: The FBI is building a database of iris scans" by Aliya Sternstein, which stated:

"The FBI plans to test by 2014 a database for searching iris scans nationwide to more quickly track criminals, according to budget documents and a contractor working on the project. The Next-Generation Identification system, a multiyear $1 billion program already under way, is expanding the server capacity of the FBI's old fingerprint database to allow for rapid matching of additional physical identifiers, including facial images and palm prints."

Of course, you are probably saying to yourself, that this reminds you very much of the movie; Minority Report with Tom Cruise. Yes, that was a very good Hollywood movie using some futuristic technology, some of which is already here such as computer gesture features. I guess if someone gets an iris scan, it can quickly prove who they are, or who they are, and since no two are exactly the same, they are much better than fingerprints, and it won't be as messy when we cuff and stuff and book these criminals into jail.

Of course, there will be many Americans who are not too happy about this, as the government keeps getting into our privacy. The TSA wants to look inside your close and see you naked, and now the FBI wants to look inside your eyes, and eventually they are going to want to know what you are thinking, not just everything that you post about your life on Facebook. Indeed I hope you will please consider this and think on it.

Lance Winslow has launched a new provocative series of eBooks on Future Policing Concepts. Lance Winslow is a retired Founder of a Nationwide Franchise Chain, and now runs the Online Think Tank;

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