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Get a "Facial" Before your Vacation

You're tired. You need a holiday. You're off to Cancun for some fun in the sun. You hand your passport over to the immigration officials who tell you to pause for the facial-recognition scan?

No McFly, we haven't gone Back to the Future. High-tech passports that support facial-recognition technology could see distribution to U.S. officials and diplomats by late 2005, and probably the general public a year or two after that.

There's a couple of stumbling blocks though -- both political and technical. Still, it's alot better than Alien 4's biometric security procedure (Stupid Stinky breath-recognition technology. I'm glad the Aliens got them!)