posted on Jun, 30 2008 @ 03:49 AM
reply to post by Makoto
Gee, so many questions - but if I address the first batch, the rest evaporate away
"what, exactly, is the problem with being chipped? What do you not want people to see? And more importantly, why do you think the government will
even want to see it? Are you so special that, out of the quarter-billion people in America alone, you'll be singled out to be monitored
Actually, I didn't offer any opinion either 'for' or 'against' microchipping - only that when it arrives, it'll look attractive and convenient
and people will want it - people want it now.
As far as whether such a system is ultimately a positive or negative I have to say I'm still in the 'information gathering' stage. And that in
itself is a big negative for me - I don't have enough information to confidently have a radioactive chip inserted into my body (although I am amazed
at the number of people who seem so up to date on "what it can do")
And this whole argument of "who'd bother watching you?"... I mean obviously anyone who relies on anonymity, anyone with a shady past (or present)
isn't going to be lining up for a chip - that whole side of things is a non-issue for me.
My own concerns would more involve my own personal health - I mean, is someone going to guarantee me that having this foreign object under my skin,
long term, is going to produce no negative reaction - ever? Because until they can, maybe in a few generations with some history and anecdotal
evidence, but until then, well I'm doing alright without one. And I'll be honest, I'm a gadget & hi-tech nut who would naturally embrace something
futuristic like this & brush aside big brother premonitions of doom. But the whole under-the-skin deal? Hmmmm... can't I just download the software
to my Blackberry?