India Opts For Nationwide Iris Scanning

India has decided to issue identification cards to its population; the process will take years to complete for all of its 120 crore (1.2 billion) people. One of the pieces of biometric data will be obtained through iris scanning.

Capturing data for all of India's 120 crore population, though, is not easy. To streamline the task, the Centre has divided the job of data gathering between UIDAI and the department of Home, with data of about 60 crore people to be captured by both agencies. Since UP has been declared a NPR state, the department of Census operations is solely responsible for data collection and dissemination to UIDAI.

The original Aadhar project kicked off in UP in 2011. Since then, UIDAI has generated 10,096,593 adhaar numbers for the state. Of these, the NPR project, driven by the Census department, which started on January 1, 2013, has transferred data for the issue of 2295 Adhaar numbers.

At present, the department of census operations has roped in three central PSUs to discharge the work of collecting the biometrics - 10 finger prints and iris scan of every adult and child. These three CPSUs, Electronics Corporation of India Limited (ECIL), ITI Ltd and Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) have, in turn, hired 19 vendors to collect the biometrics from across UP's 71 districts, as recorded in Census 2011.

With this, the data collection process for NPR and Adhaar is under way in 16 districts. This time, instead of having people queue up outside epically organized camps, enumerators in each district will go to every house and issue dates on which a family must visit a neighbourhood camp where their biometrics will be collected.

One wonders if this will enable a Minority Report movie-style iris identification scheme.

Here is a brief clip from the film; note that John Anderton has had an operation performed that replaces his original irises.


(Time for your eye scan, Mr. Anderton)

I wonder if tiny, inexpensive spider robots will swarm through India's teeming cities to look for miscreants ("bad mash") using the iris scan data.

Via Times of India.

Scroll down for more stories in the same category. (Story submitted 2/24/2013)

Follow this kind of news @Technovelgy.

| Email | RSS | Blog It | Stumble | del.icio.us | Digg | Reddit |

Would you like to contribute a story tip? It's easy:
Get the URL of the story, and the related sf author, and add it here.

Comment/Join discussion ( 0 )

Related News Stories - (" Surveillance ")

Students Surveilled By School Phone Apps
Cheer up, students. '...cracking my SchoolBook had been easy.' - Cory Doctorow, 2008.

DoD Requests AI Drone Swarm
'She saw into two glassy mechanical lenses, something with a tubelike body...' - Philip K. Dick, 1960.

Chinese Steal American Seeds From Our Fields
'The Iszic maintain a jealously guarded monopoly...'

Zephyr Solar-Electric Stratospheric Drone
'The planes flew continuously, twenty-four hours a day...' - EB White, 1950.

 

Google
  Web TechNovelgy.com   

Technovelgy (that's tech-novel-gee!) is devoted to the creative science inventions and ideas of sf authors. Look for the Invention Category that interests you, the Glossary, the Invention Timeline, or see what's New.

 

 

 

 

 

Current News

Via Virtual Reality, Mother Encounters Deceased Daughter
'But that barrier was going to melt away someday soon. The transhumanists had promised...'

Clothes That Do Photosyntheisis
'Clothes are no longer made from dead fibers of fixed color and texture...'

Stratuscent Electronic Nose
'It's picking up diphenyl compounds and tetra hydrocarbons.'

CIMON Companion Robot For Space Station Astronauts
'... in some departments their power is absolute.'

Qbit Robot Bartender Also Makes Coffee
'...he sipped the cognac that the robot bartender handed him.'

Moving Desks Not SciFi After All
'Charged with hope, he zipped from stack to stack...'

Cruise Autonomous Car Drives Aimlessly For An Hour
Convincing video shows progress (and limitations).

Fast Charging A Bus In 20 Seconds
'... in almost every town and village.'

Realistic Translation With The Waverly Labs Ambassador
'The speech patterns you actually hear decode the brainwave matrix which has been fed into your mind by your Babel fish.'

Biotech Firms Raised $Millions For Anti-Agathics (Longevity Drugs)
'Against Death doth no simple grow.'

Out-Of-Work Blue Collar Robots Need Your Help
'His legs relaxed with a rattle as he cut off all power below his waist... and ran his eye down the Help Wanted - Robot column...'

The Dawn Of Orbiting Manufacturing In 2020?
'It can be mass-produced only in the orbiting factories.'

Smart Contact Lenses Charges With 3D Printed Antenna
'He realized that it was not quite a clear lens.'

Segway S-Pod Fulfills Dire 1928 SciFi Prophecy
'Noiselessly, on rubber-tired wheels, they journeyed down the long aisles...'

Physicist Inspired By SciFi And Seeing Back In Time
'Here is the chronoscope... Scansion depends upon a special curved field...'

Airbnb Has AI Psychiatrist Looking At Your Facebook
'It's illegal to hold back information during a psyche test.'

More SF in the News Stories

More Beyond Technovelgy science news stories

Home | Glossary | Invention Timeline | Category | New | Contact Us | FAQ | Advertise |
Technovelgy.com - where science meets fiction™

Copyright© Technovelgy LLC; all rights reserved.