By now, you've already heard about Trump's plan to put Muslims on a national registry, correct? Judging by the looks of things, it's going forward. There's no point debating whether it's happening, so we might as well discuss it.
However, it doesn't sound like Trump or his team has any real plan on how to make it work. It's not good enough to simply create a registry, after all. The idea behind it is to combat Islamic terrorism, which is useless if all you have is a registry— already, there's a plan among dissidents to forcibly crash said database by switching one's identity to "Muslim". 4chan has already proven to us why these things never work in this form. Boaty McBoatface, anyone?
So if you'd want this to work, you'll need a range of tools:
- RFID chips, which have been used in dogs in the UK. It's easy to get these— in fact, they don't even have to be implants. Smartphones are good-enough tracking devices. At least for those already growing or grown up. Babies, foster children, and criminals are a different matter. You could also have it so that one could not actually hold a job without an RFID implant. This would aid in discovering where he or she goes if they were to leave the United States. See if they happen to flirt too often with Raqqa or Taliban-controlled areas in Afghanistan.
- Mandatory always-on smart TV in any household suspected of harboring suspects or people on said registry. Couple this with a curfew and you can tell when someone is and isn't where they should be. If they are not at home at a particular time, you'll know. At the same time, you should already have quite a bit of data about who this person is, and if they make any radical changes from their usual, that should signal a red flag. Likewise, if someone is on the registry, they're notified they're on the registry, and they still don't have a smart TV, that should be an automatic red flag right then and there.
- Personal database. You can use social media accounts to achieve this, of course. Anyone who's on this registry, you can create a Wikipedia page on them using information gathered from sites like Facebook, Instagram, and web forums.
This is to make sure you don't get superfluous people on the registry.