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

Bernard Robertson-Dunn brd at iimetro.com.au
Fri Oct 30 10:12:48 AEDT 2015

On 30/10/2015 9:51 AM, Jim Birch 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.

If you read the comments attached to various media reports there are 
multiple examples where a physical passport is the only real solution.

Most of them start with the observation that there are many more places 
than an airport when you need to prove who you are.

e.g. On the border between any two African counties. In the mountains of 
Pakistan or Afghanistan. On the streets of many a city where you can 
lawfully be asked to provide your ID.

IMHO it's a bunch of techos with limited real world experience who 
haven't (and/or are incapable of) thinking it through.



Bernard Robertson-Dunn
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