Ever closer to the Singularity…

France to start issuing biometric passports April 17

Currently, thousands of French citizens who have had new passports issued since October last year without microchips containing facial data have had to apply for visas for travel to the United States, a process that takes several months.

Several other countries have already started issuing biometric passports which allow the bearers of 27 states — most of them European — to enter the United States without a visa for tourism or short-term business trips.

Its just a short step to saying “since it takes so long and is so important to security, we will be implanting the RFID to allow travel”