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WSJ: Black Boxes Are Real, But Alex Jones Is “Paranoid”

•, Sam Favate

The same bill would allow the IRS to revoke passports of citizens accused of owing more than $50,000 in back taxes, according to, a website of radio show host Alex Jones – described by Rolling Stone as “a giant in America’s conspiracy subculture.”

The connection between black boxes and passport revocation has Jones in a lather.

Citing biometric face-recognition technology and transdermal sensors that prevent an inebriated person from driving a car, – another of his websites — suggests that a system could be established that would force every driver to get permission from the government to drive, once an iris scan determined their identity and good standing with the IRS.

Noticeably less paranoid is the website KurzweilAI — run by futurist and inventor Ray Kurzweil — which wonders what effect the legislation will have on upcoming advances such as augmented reality displays on windshields.

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