Re: TERROISM: Using applied science

From: Eugene Leitl (
Date: Sun Sep 23 2001 - 13:17:30 MDT

On Sun, 23 Sep 2001, Spike Jones wrote:

> I didnt understand Larry Ellison's proposal for identity cards. He
> suggested using a thumbprint to verify the card holder was the right
> person. But if you have thumb print ID available, why do they need
> the card? What information would the card provide that isnt already
> connectable to a print or other biometrics? spike

You could sign the biometric with some authority's digital signature, thus
attaching things like name, address, and similiar to the naked

You don't need an online database to check that, just a gadget which can
check digital signatures.

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