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Grimis
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Since: 11.7.02
From: MD

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#1 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.29
One of the few things most of us can agree on in this forum is the technology and its implications in privacy rights.

So this will probably not give you a warm and fuzzy feeling: Tiny IDs can track almost anything. All of this sounds like it's right up there with the Digital Angel stuff from a few years ago...



"Certainly one of the chief guarantees of freedom under any government, no matter how popular and respected, is the right of citizens to keep and bear arms. This is not to say that firearms should not be very carefully used and that definite safety rules of precaution should not be taught and enforced. But the right of citizens to bear arms is just one more guarantee against arbitrary government, one more safeguard against a tyranny which now appears remote in America, but which historically has proved to be always possible."
- Sen. Hubert H. Humphrey, 1960
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Chipolata








Since: 29.4.03

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#2 Posted on
I can't believe that some families have already VOLUNTEERED to be chipped. This strikes me as being something that can easily be corrupted. Think about it; the government being able to know where you are at all times, what your vital signs are, etc.


Creepy. It'd be a cold day in hell before I'd allow anyone to implant that shit in me.
Big Bad
Scrapple








Since: 4.1.02
From: Dorchester, Ontario

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#3 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.54
Is this like that homing device that Martin got implanted with on the Simpsons?



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-proletarian-
Chipolata








Since: 29.4.03

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#4 Posted on
"Is this like that homing device that Martin got implanted with on the Simpsons?"


-falls off his chair-

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XPacArmy
Frankfurter








Since: 13.5.03
From: Woodbridge, VA

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#5 Posted on

    Originally posted by -proletarian-
    I can't believe that some families have already VOLUNTEERED to be chipped. This strikes me as being something that can easily be corrupted. Think about it; the government being able to know where you are at all times, what your vital signs are, etc.


    Creepy. It'd be a cold day in hell before I'd allow anyone to implant that shit in me.



Too late they do it while you sleep.

But really, remember when all this started? Back when they just wanted you to bring your child or yourself in for ID cards in case something happens to you, now its a whole new tech thing.
HrdCoreJoe
Potato korv








Since: 29.4.02
From: Jax, FL

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#6 Posted on
Ah, sweet efficiency. How I would love to not have to do any silly inventory ever again. In practice, this could save companies quite a pretty penny not only with the saving of manpower aspect, but the article also made mention of shoplifting and how it could hopefully put more of a stop to that. I'll just go out on a limb now and say it doesn't bother me one bit.



Andy Richter does indeed control the universe.
oldschoolhero
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Since: 2.1.02
From: nWo Country

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#7 Posted on
"Ah, sweet efficiency. How I would love to not have to do any silly inventory ever again. In practice, this could save companies quite a pretty penny not only with the saving of manpower aspect, but the article also made mention of shoplifting and how it could hopefully put more of a stop to that. I'll just go out on a limb now and say it doesn't bother me one bit."

That's not in practice, seeing as it hasn't actually been put into practice yet. It's in theory. And, as Homer Simpson once said, "In theory, communism works. In theory." This is truly Orwellian, and frankly the level of technology now available to the higher-ups in our Western world frightens me. The stumbling block? Somebody always has to have control. Somebody is always exempt from the system.



Hail To The King, Baby

HrdCoreJoe
Potato korv








Since: 29.4.02
From: Jax, FL

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#8 Posted on
I said in practice it "could". I never said it "was" in practice.
If it were in practice, it COULD save money in other areas not related to intruding into our personal lives.



Andy Richter does indeed control the universe.
Enojado Viento
Potato korv








Since: 12.3.02
From: Your Grocer's Freezer, NC

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#9 Posted on
First the FCC thing now this. The number of times I'm agreeing with Grimis is startling.

I have to say I find this whole concept beyond disturbing.

I don't feel like I ask very much of government--just keep the country running, try to be as little in anyone's pocket as possible (I know, I know), try hard to keep us out of unneccesary wars, and stay the hell out of my life.

Now I guess I have to add "Not stick a microchip up my ass to better trace my every move."

Leave it to the space aliens, guys.




-LS

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