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Finally, House of Lords took crusty sheen off governments "Entitlement Card" by renaming it "ID Card". On face of it, ID Card has sound benefits. Some of official uses of card and national database include: national security, prevention or detection of crime, enforcement of immigration controls, enforcement of prohibitions on unauthorised working or employment, securing efficient and effective provision of public services. However, although concept may have been based on best intentions, it offers ample opportunity to become a Pandoras Box. Most people have reservations based on cost and government's answer at moment is to place a "Cap" on price so as not to put people off idea. However, like many other schemes aimed at reducing burden on public's purse, government will no doubt slip same money out of public's back pocket.
Consider how new technology is currently being discussed, extend it with just a little imagination and you might see some of following appear in near future:
Governments Vision: Your car transmits its position, time and speed using current satellite technology to bring about an age of pay as you go car tax.
or possibly: Instant Speed Fines, Congestion charges in all cities, Peak time charges, to penny expense claims enforcement for company car employees.
Governments Vision: ID cards to prevent prohibitions on unauthorised working or employment
or possibly: The week you are taking off sick is being traced by your employer via government database. It seems that your visit to Gym, Pub, Bookies, Garden Centre, Lake District, Golf Coarse etc is going to be causing you some embarrassment in meeting on Monday.
You may sneer, but remember when personal phones with a face on a television were just seen on "Space 1999"... or is that just me?
A piece of solid excrement.
[Middle English, from Old English tord.]
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