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Ready For A Beastly Mark? New Survey’s Show 90% Of Citizens Polled In Six Countries Will Happily Submit To Government Biometric Scanning If It Somehow Improves Their Lives

A new survey shows most people are willing to share biometric information with government agencies if it would in some way improve their travel experience . According to a recent survey by Accenture, nearly 90 percent of citizens surveyed in six countries say they are willing to share their biometric details — the unique physical characteristics, such as fingerprints, that can be used to verify identities and automate recognition — when traveling across international borders. However, almost 70 percent of the 3,000 survey respondents say they have not shared any biometric information to date. Survey respondents — from Australia, France, Germany, Japan, the U.K., and the U.S. — believe biometrics can play a significant role in facilitating faster and more…

Head & Hand Bioscanning To “I-thenticate” You
As David Z. Morris recounts at Fortune: Alan Kaplan, a research engineer at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, has published several studies examining ECG recognition. But even after extensive refinement of his own analytic algorithm, Kaplan’s research found a 6 to 7% rate of false negatives in matching the ECG patterns of individuals in different states, such as after exercise, or even just across a long time-span. “These error rates are what you have to live with,” Kaplan says. That could end in aggravation for users, or require backdoors that would defeat the integrity of the whole system. And there isn’t any easy way around that. On the other hand, Morris admits to having 112 passwords, which is why he is prepared to even consider bioscanning.

Global Instability — A Setup For Coming Of Antichrist?
Does it seem that crises are erupting all around the world?  That’s because they are. Around the Muslim world: the ground war in Gaza continues, as Hamas deploys missiles capable of reaching 80 percent of Israel.  ISIS is advancing in Iraq while fighting continues in Syria.  Afghanistan is embroiled in an electoral crisis that threatens to return the country to civil war.  Pakistan, a nuclear power, is dealing with the Taliban and other terrorist organizations.  Negotiations with Iran over its nuclear program have reached a critical point and could collapse.  Hezbollah is watching Israel’s conflict with Hamas as it decides whether or not to respond; its missiles would be much more difficult for Israel’s Iron Dome to defend. Meanwhile, global anger is growing after…

The Future Of Mind Chips Is Now: Neural Implants May Hold Key To Unlock Brain Mysteries
Deep inside Lawrence Livermore Laboratory’s Center for Bioengineering, scientist Sat Pannu and his research team are hard at work crafting spaghetti noodle-sized devices with a mundane appearance but an audacious goal: To rewire damaged human brains. Fitted with dozens of tiny microelectrodes, each of these brain implants is intended to monitor the electrical activity of brains devastated by physical injury or mental illness — and provide the precise stimuli to help minds compensate for what they’ve lost. It sounds fanciful, like something out of Hollywood. But building on technology more than a decade in the making, center director Pannu and his associates envision a time, not too many years away, when advanced, so-called deep-brain stimulation implants combat the ravages of post-traumatic stress disorder, traumatic brain injury, even chronic pain or addiction.