Before last weekend's travel to the Poconos, I'd forgotten how well ingrained is the pattern of arriving at the airport, handing over my luggage to people I've never met (still a scary prospect), and then waiting for the opportunity to strip down and be exposed to foot germs.
I don't travel by air much at the moment, but it used to be nearly often enough to take up Clear on their biometrics scanner offer, to let you hop through security a little faster. Anything to make security lines shorter, right?
You still have to go through the near strip-search that security has become (all jewelry, shoes, coats, laptops, etc etc etc) but without the line and possibly fewer germs? Time continues to be our health and money--even if it's just the money in the time bank of life.
I'm not sure how I feel about the fingerprint/iris scan. Part of me has the obligatory knee jerk "big brother is watching" reaction. The rest of me thinks--well, I hand them my passport anyway, and my fingerprint is probably a more viable security check than that is.
If I ever am in the position to travel more frequently (and if they are able to expand it to more airports than are currently using it), I will consider it.