Originally posted by TheWalkingFox
reply to post by 1984kirby
Are you ready to give complex answers to simple questions? I hope so, 'cause i have not one, but two!
First off, how? How does "getting chipped" allow control of anything? Now the idea of shambling automated lines of robotic humans "getting
chipped" or being checked for chips, or whatever, makes for great atmosphere in your average, run of the mill dystopian action flick. But it doesn't
make a lot of sense in reality.
Second, why? What possible advantage is there to knowing that today you went to the store, picked up some cream cheese, two loaves of bread, and a
six-pack of diet cola, then spent five minutes pleasuring yourself to porn, before giving your dog a bath and then settling out to watch six hours of
[edit on 27-1-2008 by TheWalkingFox]
LOL, you just want to see how long my posts can get, don't you?
So say the 7-grain bread, the cream cheese, and I'm sorry, but I don't like diet cola, but regular cola, will all go into the database. Just like
how where I live, it's law for the insurance companies to report whether I have car insurance or not to the police, the government will reciprocate
and share information about your habits with your health insurance company. So up the premium for the extra carbs in your bread, the fat in the cream
cheese, and the sugar in the cola. They don't need the chip to monitor your porn habits, as it's probably all in their internet database already.
See the recent article on AT&T and our government. So that's just a little example of what MIGHT happen, using your question there.
What I'm more worried about are other things. I happen to be a person who doesn't really agree with a lot of the US' current policies on foreign
policy and the consistent raping of our constitution. They like to watch people like me. Make sure I don't convince too many people that they're the
bad guys. Already, people they film at protests are tracked like criminals. They use computer facial recognition to track you around, they watch what
you buy on your credit card, and if they feel they don't like you, well so much for habeas corpus, you're overseas for three years in jail before
you even get a trial. All you have to do is piss off the wrong person at the wrong time, and you're screwed.
See, the basic concept of the chip is not necessarily bad in most people's eyes. They think: well, if you're not doing anything wrong, then you have
nothing to worry about, right? Well, that's assuming you treat laws passed here as absolute truth and righteousness. That's not always the case.
Actually, you don't even need to be doing anything illegal. You just have to be described as "interfering with the government." That's kinda
vague. You're all fine and good if you eat well, you don't meddle in what the government has planned for you, you don't go around causing trouble,
and you don't smoke anything illegal. But, wait. What's going on here? You say you want to throw my son in an overseas jail because he organized a
group of say, 5 people to go downtown and picket some silly organization that you guys contracted? Well, you'll have to---oh. You have where he
shopped last, you have all the buildings he's entered and exited for the past couple of years, you have his face on the street cameras, all of his
emails and web traffic and phone conversations. A terrorist? What?!!??
What I'm saying is, ABUSE OF POWER. ABUSE OF POWER. ABUSE OF POWER. Do you really trust the government's enhanced ability to track you to be used
entirely for good? We're already on the last steps of a very clear-cut method for turning a republic into a fascist police state. I hope you don't
really trust a government who payed off the people who made our voting machines for the current and past two elections to even MORE detailed
information about yourself.