Friday, August 26, 2011

The future of security: less rights, of course

This MSNBC article gets interesting below the jump, where it postulates some possible future directions of airport security (theater):
  • In 5 years: "Criminal checks, fingerprinting and character references will be a standard process for all of us"
  • In 30 years: "passports laced with computer chips. Your official travel document 'will not only have information as to who you are and where you have traveled, but it will also ... allow government officials to track your travel not only in the air, but your daily travels to work, grocery stores and social events.'" 
Don't like it? Too bad; a security consultant claims, “All these measures seem extreme. However, after we declared a war on terror, we must be more proactive than reactive when it comes to airport security.”