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During the present times of mask wearing to minimize the
spread of the dangerous and deadly disease covid19, verifying
the identify a passenger by the face has become a challenge.
Immigration agents must still use photo-id in passports to
confirm the identity of the passport holder, who must
his or her mask in the presence of the agent sufficiently to
verify the identity of the holder. It is obvious that removing
mask within the presence of the agent exposes the agent to
covid19 and contracting covid 19 becomes an almost certainty
the agent is exposed to hundreds if not thousands of
as part of his duties. Thus, a more secure method of photo-id
to identify a passenger is needed that does not expose the
agent to covid19 and future deadly pathogens by removing
masks to reveal a face., to wit: the identification algorithm,
ID-CODE to replace photos, a code expressed on a part of
body that does not need the removal of a mask to be visible.
The ID-CODE takes advantage of blockchain technology to
uniquely identify a person, not by the appearance of a face
which has the disadvantages of hiding under a mask and
disadvantage of changing over time. Using an immutable
hashing algorithm such as SHA 256, adopted by blockchain
technology in combination with a persons unique physical
characteristics, a particular data set can be established for
every person, converted to a visible code ID-CODE which
be viewed by an immigration agent using present photo-
conversion technology, and compared to the same code on a
passport. As an example, the code can be permanently
tattooed or otherwise impressed on an arm, hand or other
areas of the body that
not require removing a face mask. A person exposes their ID-
CODE to the agent who uses a scanner to read the hash and
then compares the hash printed on the passport.
Once the ID-CODE is adopted for passports, the same ID-CODE
can be used by other services that require secure
such as banks, schools, colleges, work-places, hospitals,
police and prisons and replace easily stolen credit and debit
card. The ID-CODE will eliminate the present problem of ID
theft and save society billions if not trillions of dollars over
due to theft and mistaken identification.
||All very well, until you need to cross the border between "The
Middle Of Nowhere" & "The Back Of Beyond", where things like
blockchains don't work.
How would a blockchain "uniquely identify a person" anyway?
(I admit I know very little about blockchain software, but the
central premise seems to be "tell everyone everything & let
everyone decide every decision".)
||I haven't worked with blockchain tech either, but I think a
blockchain- based implementation of this idea would require
everyone's identity to
be encoded in tattoo on everyone's face, in an impossible
outbreak of fractal black acne.
||If all you want to do is guarantee uniqueness, why not just
||So with this system, once I steal your passport, all I
have to do to impersonate you is to print a barcode or
something (the "ID-CODE") on my arm? Sounds
There's no such thing as completely
identification*. Current systems typically try to match
together something you hold (e.g. a credit card or
passport), something you are (e.g. face or fingerprint)
and something you know (e.g. password or PIN). Your
approach misses out the "something you are" and
to just add complexity to the "something you hold" but
more complexity doesn't mean more security.
[* ...although some in the field of security and
identification have pointed out that after a baby's
born, and while the umbilical cord is still attached,
you can be pretty sure of the identity of the child's
||This is a bone from me. Tattooing people to verify
their identity is a totally repulsive idea. Check
your history to see when it was last used and why.
||Could be called the "Be Easily And Swiftly Tested" Number, (probably easier to remember if it was abbreviated into a acronym)
||// [* ...although some in the field of security and
identification have pointed out that after a baby's born, and
while the umbilical cord is still attached, you can be pretty
sure of the identity of the child's mother. ] //
||But only pretty sure, since there is still room for argument in
some cases where the egg originated from a different woman.
||[scad mientist] yup. Surrogacy is a Thing, so giving birth
doesn't mean a genetic connection. (Also, humans are weird &
anomalies happen. I read about a guy whose children
technically weren't his. His partner wasn't unfaithful; his
testicles weren't "his" but from a chimerism...).