You Thought Proxy Cards Were Bad?

In a New Jersey school now has a “242-point-comparison iris-scanning doors. Using a $369,000 federal grant, the district hired Eyemetrics Identity Solutions to implement hardware by LG and HP and software by IrisAccess and Newton Security that together form a system which only allows building access to so-called white-listed individuals. Each student is allowed to green-light four people, which puts a cap on the number of folks that have access to a given building, and also serves to prepare youngsters for the cut-throat social politics of high school.” Talk about going to sleep, 1984, Brave New World, Minority Report, I, Robot at those schools. What’s next? Airport class security? I might just feel safer going to those schools than flying, ha! Another article adds, “When a parent arrives to pick up their child at one of three grade schools in the Freehold Borough School District, they’ll need to look into a camera that will take a digital image of their iris. That photo will establish positive identification to gain entrance into the school.” Also it can, “scan a driver’s license from 50 states and automatically import the information into the database.” So I can now go to this school and really get ‘eyeballed’. But I’ll pass–on the oppourtunity, not the scanners though. For they are darkly.

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