[LINK] Australia to trial cloud passports in world-first move

JanW jwhit at internode.on.net
Fri Oct 30 10:00:01 AEDT 2015

At 09:51 AM 30/10/2015, Jim Birch you wrote:
>Doesn't the idea that you can land somewhere and have your id "proven" by a
>piece of paper belong in distant past?  It's an absolute relic that
>predates the telegraph.

Sometimes simple is best. Imagine, you're in Melbourne Airport, trying to come in through customs and the power goes out. It happens.

Or imagine you have one of those SmartGate passports and it continually fails. Choice: get in the long line or make goo goo eyes at the customs guy and get sent to the aircrew entry line (has happened to me TWICE).

Reliance on technology as the only fall-back is insane.


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