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To come up with a way to detect runtime threats in the modern world

How to tackle the Threat the world faces
For long I have been thinking on what does it take to survive, survive the might, intelligence, the team work of terrorists and terrorism. What makes these people do, what they do. How to put an end to all this. What is the solution. Do we continue to live this way. Is it similar to the problem of hacking in the internet world. We still have found no universal solution to viruses, trojan, system hacking, spam, spoofing etc. Can it be compared to the real world problems. With respect to the threat they pose they can destroy the individual to whatever extent THEY chose to. Why cant we pin down a person in this world. Does being free, unquestioned, unidentified at the cost of others freedom right!!

Having thought about various problem one thing I figured out was that the root cause of all the problems lies in IDENTITY. Yes thats right Identity. What makes us the most decent person on earth when we really care about our surroundings and to the outer world we mean something else. Why each one has this split personality or rather multiple personalities. The answer to this question perhaps lies in "identity". The fact that no one knows me in this region, I am far away from home, I can go unnoticed, I can do what i want and what i should actually be doing are on the first level of reason for someone to do a wrong thing.

So whats the point!!! So if we tackle this problem of identity, if we can prove to a person that he is identifiable, if we prove to him that no matter what he does he will be caught, if he is being watched all the time, that should do. But then the only place we can look at for this would be science, technology. So how do we do this.

At the minimum we must be able to clearly identify a person. If not, its time we identified him. So in effect we start building a system which clearly identifies a person.

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  • Mar 5 2012: It should use biometrics( face , finger print, retina scanner), DNA if possible, etc. Now this falls into the science/tech category more so because we need a system that should be fast ( unlike DNA) to exactly map an individual to his identity. Apart from this any person should be forced to carry a card with him which has some Radio Devices that transmit the identity of the person.

    Having such a system the law enforcers/police/govt intelligence agencies have what is a querrying system through which most of the important data about a person is retrieved on the spot, picture, whereabouts, etc. The data could be retrieved by a satellite managing the entire database. In important secure places an installation can scan for suspects and the data of any individual will be readily available to the law enforcers. If the identity is being faked, etc he can be further identified by the picture, biometrics, etc.

    This kind of system although looks like science fiction, should come into existence soon. At the pinnacle the satellite systems would be scanning for unusual patterns in the movement of individuals. The cops would have devices which will aid them in finding out who the individual is, on the spot. The computers/internet access from cyber cafe etc can be captured through the biometrics or the identify system. Ofcourse such a identity system should be fool proof.

    Now getting to the basics. So what does such a system do to the crime/criminals. Fear!! the fear of being identified. This may not stop people from committing crime but atleast it will reduce for sure. If NOT we can atleast catch the criminals!!!! So such a system ensures justice in the worst case. Today the terrorists are not even being traced. Law is clueless on who/what/when whereabouts. I don't think any nation would want to end up being clueless and helpless on such brutality meted out to innocent people.

    Well its time we took the first step towards IDENTITY, before we lose ours !!!!!!!

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