If we're proposing illiberal ID projects, I have another: Require all motor vehicles to have a smart card licence inserted and checked with a central database before it can be driven (fingerprint ID check as a bonus). Should prevent unlicensed/uninsured drivers in one swoop.

@Floppy Only if you're there to witness the crime, otherwise they will deny all knowledge and blame a sibling.

@Floppy If it's any consolation, non-LD kids still do that well into their teens 😬

mental health 

@Floppy With you all the way. The sun is shining today, so if you can, go sit outside and grab some Vitamin D.

@Alastair I really don't think that will be necessary. Most of our current "leaders" would struggle to even open the box.

Anyone standing for public office in the UK should have to prove they can assemble a piece of IKEA furniture without assistance. Or cook a roast from scratch with no recipe book.

Soon may the Wellerman come
To bring us sugar and tea and rum
One day, when the tonguin' is done
Donald where's your troosers?

@rory Computers themselves, not so much. Allowing computers to communicate at a distance...

Three Raspberry Pi Picos already on their way. Suppose I should think of something to do with them.
raspberrypi.org/blog/raspberry

@Floppy Nerds like us might. Average people will fail to see what the fuss is about. Also, network effects are very powerful.

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