...in an underground facility the size of two football fields, a request
reaches an FBI server every second from somewhere in the United States
or Canada, comparing a set of digital fingerprints against the FBI's
database of 55 million sets of electronic fingerprints....
Soon, the server at CJIS headquarters will also compare palm prints
and, eventually, iris images and face-shape data such as the shape of
More than 55 percent of the search requests now are made for background
checks on civilians in sensitive positions in the federal government,
and jobs that involve children and the elderly....
...researchers are working on capturing images of people's irises at
distances of up to 15 feet, and of faces from as far away as 200 yards.
At least the "Judge Rotenberg Educational Center" in Canton, Massachusetts has "promised" to "end the delivery of shocks to students who are sleeping." Right. How do they expect anyone to get out of school with anything approaching a decent attitude on life when they're treated like that? It's like the fucking Milgram experiment is still going on, and finding plenty of fascists to pull the switch. I'm sure some of those kids are obstinate, dangerous, and just plain stupid, but please. This is no way to treat a human being.