posted on Nov, 10 2006 @ 01:17 PM
I guess I'm a bit confused about what all the hubbub is about (and please let's not turn this into a biblical discussion. I'm interested in
today's applications, not the ravings of an imprisoned bitter exiled man from 1800 years ago).
I do see the positive applications for it, and am having trouble seeing the negative. Could the government track you easier? Probably, but what does
it matter unless you have something to hide. Unless you have your life saving stuffed into a mattress they can track you now. Virtually every person
in the US uses a bank for something, and all banking transactions are recorded...
Mind control (at least any more that is being done already)? Seems a bit far-fetched to me, at least with the current technology.
James came up with some excellent positive things about it, and Meching came up with what I see as a legitimate course of action to get the idea
implemented. I'd like to take his idea a bit further though. Would the elimination of actual money be such a bad thing? I'm not sure how many of you
remember the big hubabaloo when Debit Cards came to the forefront as the trade medium of choice. It sounded very similar to some of the arguments
today about the elimination of cash. I still don't see where the issue is. I'd much rather have my debit card than a bunch of cash in my wallet. If
nothing else it makes it more difficult for somebody to rip me off...
Along that line of thinking, if the government were to implement the chip as the medium for trade to occur, that would pretty much put the Federal
Reserve out of business, and I can’t see any reason that would be a bad thing. I feel there are MANY reasons the government should take control of
the monetary system back from the private sector. This would be a good medium to do so.
Again, biblical implications aside, what's the downside? Please help me to "deny my ignorance" and enlighten me on your views.