Folks, this stuff is scary. Now I am in favor of doing all reasonable things we can to stop terrorism, but I draw the line at putting information that can be used to steal my identity out there where people can get it. I know the feds will say that it’s not possible, but if business has done anything in the last 10 years, it’s under estimated the ability of hackers & crackers to do their respective tasks. I doubt it will take long before anyone with sufficient funds can scan a passport from a reasonable distance, and get what data they need, or perhaps just erase what’s there. I just hope the hackers get there before the crackers do.
Folks, what’s need in the war on terrorism is two things: First, better management of our relationship with the world. Second, a shift from doing what looks effective to doing what really is effective. In case you’re wondering, I’m not holding my breath 😉