by Chris Goodmenbetter – (henrymakow.com) January 29, 2012
It’s official. The biometric cataloging of the human race has begun. India’s intent to record it’s entire nations’ 1.2 billion people by iris and fingerprint scans signals a devious high tech human monitoring and control agenda.
Although no one ever asks for such systems, biometrics will be sold to the populace as cool, sexy, convenient, safe and secure but will eventually prove to be a living hell for everyone on planet earth. Most just don’t know it yet.
— To surveil and identify, sold as to serve and protect
In order to recognize biometrics as the human equivalent of a dairy cow’s ear tag, a brief explanation is in order. One of many current biometrics systems is referred to as “facial recognition” technology.
When someone volunteers to get their drivers’ license or passport, photos are required to have an unobstructed, relaxed, static, straight-on portrait face. The subjects’ photo is then digitized and entered into a computer.
Via biometric software algorithms, the constant inter-relational dimensions are measured, such as height, width, relation of the nose to the eyes, mouth to chin’s end etc.
Facial expressions, such as smiling for instance, alter these ratio calculations and are no longer allowed during photography. Based upon these unique facial landmarks, an identifying number is arrived at, assigned and data based. Biometrics standards are also internationalized.
Similar biometrical examples in sporadic use include fingerprint, palm, retinal & iris scans, gait and speech recognition and cranial thermal ( measuring unique thermal heat signatures of a persons’ scalp) recognition.
In order to operate, these biometrics systems require some kind of input device to connect the real world with database, such as a person placing their hands on a scanner or peering into one.
Facial, cranial and gait recognition rely on vast networks of un-invited CCTV video cameras which, not surprisingly, account for their dramatic weed-like proliferation into society.
The physically dangerous full body x-ray scanners used at U.S. airports (now thankfully banned in several countries which initially had them) can peer right through clothing and record and store a 360 degree biometric profile for future use (travelers’ personal ticket and/or passport info is stored in conjunction with their scan.)
Similar existing street level systems can scan anyone’s body as they walk down the sidewalk without their even knowing it. These real time scans can then be compared to existing databases (which a subject previously provided at the airport, as example.)
Ultimately, biometrics offers a means to identify, surveil and monitor an entire populace’s actions and whereabouts in real time. (see DARPA’s Total Information Awareness Network)
BUILDING THE DATABASE AND GROOMING THE POPULACE
In February 2008, at a cost of one billion dollars per year, the FBI awarded a ten year contract to Lockheed Martin to develop a giant database of biometric data including fingerprints, iris scans, and DNA, which the FBI refers to as the “Next Generation Identification” (NGI). The goal is to have such personal data from every human being on file.
How perfect it is then that Lockheed Martin also be responsible for both the Canadian and British Census.
Like with any indoctrination form, it’s important to get children friendly with biometrics as early as possible. SONY and Microsoft use facial recognition in their latest Playstation and XBOX. Why not – it’s fun! Many schoolchildren are thumbscanning to get school lunches or take out library books. Childrens’ cartoons abound with biometric references.
Familiarizing society with biometrics is critical to it’s adoption. Through “patient gradualism” (or in similar military terms, “mission creep”), the slow change takes place while minimizing resistance and reaction. Humans are the most adaptable beings on the planet and if perceptions appear natural, we tend to accept them.
I refuse to submit to a biometrics photo, iris or thumb scan. As a result, I am no longer able to legally drive a car, or get on a commercial airplane (international or domestic), despite 23 years on the road without a single accident or ticket (an insurance company’s actuarial dream), as driver’s licenses and passports now employ this loathsome technology.
You have to ask yourself: ‘what’s your own personal line in the sand’?
Michael Collins was instrumental in gaining Ireland’s’ independence from the British Crown.
He proved an indefatigable adversary who overcame Britain’s’ best not only because of his highly unorthodox (read: CREATIVITY) tactics but also undoubtedly due to the fact that the British authorities had no knowledge of him!
They had no known pictures, profiles or whereabouts of the man. Such un-predictable wildcards terrify monolithic oligopolies. Collins managed to free the Irish, from the back of a bicycle. If alive today, I doubt Collins would have submitted to biometrics either.
I recommend the movie “Michael Collins” with Liam Neeson as an introduction to the man.
We still have the power of choice, for the most part, as to who gets what information about ourselves but the only sure way to secure this information is to never divulge it in the first place. In an information war, databases are the weapon of your foe.
Observe wild animals in nature. They carry no I.D., roam as they please, occupy no database and yet somehow they are able to thrive. They are free.
As it stands, your average crow stands freer than most humans.
— References and suggested reading:
Citibank to roll out voice biometrics http://www.zdnet.com.au/citibank-to-roll-out-voice-biometrics-339306609.htm?feed=rss&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+zdnetaustralia+%28ZDNet+Australia%29
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/6309917.stm ( make sure to take in readers’ comments at that link )
http://www.wiseupjournal.com/?p=837 “One generation is all we need”
http://www.wethepeoplewillnotbechipped.com/main/news_cats.php?cat_id=39 ( excellent biometrics & implantable microchip news archive )