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What people don't realize is that everyone participating in this up and coming new age of technology experiment will practically have their whole life documented, tracked and recorded indefinitely. There will be maps, logs and media of where you've been, what you did and who you did it with on a minute by minute basis. All this information could be stored on server farms anywhere on earth, or maybe even space, so you will never gain access to it.
Don't have anything to hide? Then you are the perfect candidate. In the not so distant future you might very well be the target of a malfunctioned or malicious entity. Be that entity a person, an advanced A.I., a corporation or a government. Even someone who's "just following orders." All the innocent stored information about your past can now be taken out of context and be used to incriminate, humiliate or blackmail you. This can affect everything from your home and family to your prospective future careers.
Not such a rosy picture now. But its fine because nothing on the internet is true anyway
I grew up in a time when privacy was a right and was respected.
Look further than the coolness folks, this is a device that will basically enslave society and yet I just know that people are going to go willingly to sign up to be monitored through every aspect of their lives. It's horrifying to me. Servitude of the masses by their own choice? What have we become and how did we get to this point? We are willingly walking into a prison state without the walls.
Oh how we will panic if in the future, electricity fails us.
YOU CAN'T TAKE THEM OFF??? NOOOOO! err...Wait
Is my point made? I have both a love hate relationship with my tech, but it can be turned of, set down or taken off!
They just figured it would be a lot easier to get people to voluntarily wear "trackers" than it would be to force RFID or ankle bracelets on everyone.
Then there are RFID chips that can be implanted under the skin. Then unless you're Quaid and have one of that neat little tools that burrows in through your nose to get the chip out out of your brain, you're screwed.