The large biometric sensor contains a small near infra red light emitter.
This is absorbed by the blood in the veins and arteries of the hand which produces an image of the pattern of veins in the hand. Converted into a data file of polar co-ordinates this generates a numerical template for each user.
The Scotsman further reports that "Those behind the scheme now want to roll it out across Scotland and say it could be used to allow pupils to get in and out of school, register their attendance and take out library books. It also helps protects the identity of children who are entitled to free school meals and stops bullying to steal dinner money, say other supporters.
What is certain is Got to the Scotsman news story and read the thankfully, very lively and informed debate on the topic and the way that it prepares a nascent generation for even more technologically based social control. Kent Schools Mio. They also have 37 Mio.
Here are some sites to explore and review the way technology is being used to document, watch, record and ultimately control children This in turn increased food surpluses and depressed prices. This could be interpreted as open and flexible response to new evidence, or more cynically, as defensive repositioning to protect established interests for as long as possible from public awareness of the problems.
This process in relation to climate change is now widely understood.
Ironically the evidence for the approximate timing of Peak Oil was around for decades before the evidence for Climate Change, so the potential misleading of the public and the intelligentsia by those with the best information about global oil production and reserves is greater. While their work is of great importance, I want to draw a distinction between what I mean by "Collapse" as the sudden failure and loss of most of the organisational complexity such that succeeding generations retain little use or even memory of such systems and "Descent" as a progressive if erratic process where the loss of complexity is gradual and succeeding generations have some awareness of, and knowledge from, that peak of complexity.
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The level of volunteerism is one widely recognised measure of social capacity, but even this measure only captures the more formal end of social capacity which mostly works as a by-product of very ordinary interactions between citizens. Overshoot: the ecological basis of revolutionary change , But on balance I believe this transparency about our own assumptions and biases is a strength rather than a weakness.
In this way we acknowledge ourselves as activists rather than simply observers.
The Transition Handbook: From oil dependency to local resilience by Rob Hopkins is an invaluable resources for this positive change process. For an in depth understanding see Holmgren, D.
Permaculture Principles and Pathways Beyond Sustainability For an overview see The Essence of Permaculture at www. Cuba was the ONLY country on earth to achieve both criteria for sustainable development.
The presentation acknowledged peaking of oil production outside core OPEC countries and the likelihood that global demand will now grow faster than supply. See What A Way To Go: Life at the End of Empire DVD , a hard hitting but inspiring overview of climate change, peak oil, population overshoot and species extinction, their cultural origins and what sane responses remain open to us at this late stage. Lester Brown World Watch Institute.