An idea has sprung to mind which may be a little far fetched, alluding to minority report, but ill bring it up anyway. If these i.d. cards had some sort of chip in them wouldn't it be possible to install machines in tube stations in whcih u insert your i.d. card then your ticket with turnstyles and any would-be terrorists or suspects could have restricted access or trigger a security alert....perhaps im living in a media warped world...
Please dont start with the orwellian stuff; its the first thing anybody cries when they think theres an infringement on personal space. Are we to sacrifice our safety and in turn our freedom for this idealist and perfectionist concept of complete liberty?
Hong Kong has had ID cards for ages now. there not 300 pounds, free first time round and then about 30 quid if you lose it. they brought out these new ones recently called smart cards. then at the airport it takes 2 secs to get throu immigration as they just scan it in. thumb print record aswell. plus you write your ID card no. on loads of things. so it keeps track of people
never been any hassle at all and they are almoost impoossible to fake. wouldnt do the Uk anyharm to take a leaf out of HKs book