TAKE A FLIGHT, GET TAGGED.
There is a project to develop a tagging system for airports, which will track the movements of all passengers at airports while they wait for their flights.
As with the tagging of prisoners, this will offer some potential but won't work. And if it does, some smartarse will want more functionality which the tag can't provide e.g. people taking the tags off as with offenders, which will end with suggestions for another 'solution' to the 'problem'.
The ultimate aim is to microchip us all.
Scheme such as these are designed to condition us to the idea of compulsory microchipping.
And look who's funding it. The EU. The same people who recently tried to force a European Constituion down our throats, which was defeated by a true ballot but which is being ignored and the constitution is coming back in a few years, probably with an electronic voting system. Ask Bilderberg Mandelson.
But questions of enforcement exist; what happens if a passenger refuses to be tagged, or takes it off? Will the tag be voluntary? Will a new EU-wide law be required to enforce it with penalties of fine and/or imprisonment if violated?
Air travellers could soon be electronically tagged inside airports in a bid to improve security. The technology would use wrist bands or boarding passes embedded with computer chips and allow authorities to track passenger movement around terminal buildings.
Paul Brennan, an electronic engineer at University College London who is leading work on the EU-funded Optag system, said it would combine high resolution panoramic video imaging with radio frequency identification (RFID) tags to enhance airport security, safety and efficiency. "It would work if each passenger were issued with a tag, which could allow location to about one metre accuracy," he said. "The video and tag data can be merged to give a very powerful surveillance capability."
RFID tags work by emitting a short radio message when interrogated by an electronic tag reader. Dr Brennan said that Optag RFID chips would not store any personal details.