A message from Carey Lening

Eugene Leitl Eugene.Leitl@lrz.uni-muenchen.de
Thu, 10 Jan 2002 09:08:53 +0100 (MET)


On Wed, 9 Jan 2002, Adam L. Beberg wrote:

> The fact is, 99% of people dont have anything to hide, and most of
> them never think (at all) that they could have anything to hide

Welcome to the showers, 0xdeadbeef. Mind your feet on the ramp, there's a
blood slick there.

By the time 99% of people will have anything to hide it will be too late.

> anyway. So the benefits FAR outway the nonexistant-to-any-noncriminal
> downside. And anything "bad" you do will always take cash, the local
> drug dealer takes cash, not credit cards.

RFID tags in banknotes by 2005. Why do you think they're putting them
there?

> The problem is that it really IS that way, when everyone has ID, it
> really is only the criminals that have anything to worry about. Which

Why should they? People issue IDs. They can be bribed or threatened.

> brings us back to dodging taxes of course. Noone cares about you but
> your friends, really.
>
> How come every other country has a government issue smart card enabling
> thousands of super spiffy applications? Identity _IS_ the mother of all
> killer enabling technologies afterall. Probably becasue other places

Facultative ID is okay. Compulsory ID is the first step up on the
slaughterhouse ramp.

> actually have a distinction between business and government. Oh that that
> noone else is so hung up on sex being bad.