(Liz Klimas) As BBC explains it, everyone has an idea that they think will change the world. It provides some with a forum — however short — to share these ideas.
Most recently, Elizabeth Moon — a science fiction writer who says she’s a former Marine — was on the soap box. Her idea: permanent identification of identity at birth. She offers a barcode or embeddable chip as examples, although she seems open to other technologies that could do the job as well.
We all have unique finger prints, but what Moon is shooting for is something faster and instantly scannable. Many movies have already shown us how useful retinal scans can be at identifying oneself (the most recent “Mission Impossible” comes to mind).