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Electronic Passports in the US

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http://www.computerworld.com/governmenttop...html?source=x10

The new ones will have a computer chip embeded in them that has all the info the normal passport has and so biometric information as well. You'll be able to get your new passport for $97 dollars by the end of the year if you want to spend some money. They will be aviable next year for the new passports issused.

See the above article for more info. :)

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Sweet stuff. I'm confused though, why do we need these? Why not just lay off all this useless security clogging airports?

I dunno, this seems cool, incorporating technology into identification at last, but their reasons seem a little weak...

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We already have those in Belgium, though it'll be until 2008 before everyone has one. My dad got his a few months ago, it's pretty cool, just like a credit card.

Bill Gates paid Belgium a visit when the thing was launched and negotiated with the government to make a version of messenger supporting the passport. How typical that our government negotiates with those kind of people.

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