posted on Jul, 10 2008 @ 12:57 PM
Think of the potential!
If we are to accept this, why not then force us to wear these bracelets when entering any government building, like the post office, city hall, etc?
Or, far more valuable, money-wise and crowd-wise, a shopping mall. After all, there's far more collateral damage potential at a shopping mall. It'd
be great! They could monitor your movement from store to store, and your purchases. If you're not a terrorist, or a shoplifter, or breaking any of
the mall rules, there's no need to worry. Now, to help pay for this service, they could sell your shopping history and store preferences to third
party vendors would could target your demographic more effectively. You might even get coupons! Hooray!!! I mean, who WOULDN'T trade their privacy
and liberty for a 5% discount from your Five Favorite stores? And all the while you could shop and consume to your heart's content, knowing that you
were free from some ululating terrorist.
Of course, the roads are pretty dangerous places too. What with all the speeders, stoplight-runners, tailgaters, drunk drivers, etc. There's no
reason we shouldn't have to swipe our driver's license, thumb-print, or retinal scan in order to start up the car. Then an automatic GPS system will
track where your car is going, along with everyone around you. Think of all the wonderful benefits. You'll be automatically reminded to get that
inspection sticker, or to re-register your car, or that your car insurance lapsed, or that you're exceeding the speed limit, or are deviating from
your normal driving patterns, and gently but firmly, correction of these things will be enforced. Perhaps your car will just fail to start if it
isn't street-legal. Or if you accidentally go past that speed limit that's been posted, it'll slow your car down. When you get within radius of a
stop sign, or stop light, the accelerator will be disabled until you've come to a full stop and/or the light turns green. If you get in a wreck, both
cars will automatically transmit the claim to your insurance companies.
It's great! You won't even have to think about it anymore. After all, isn't this what advertisers have managed to sell us all on lately? The lack
of a need to think, if you buy their product? And the best part is that it's free!
And for those nasty, no good hoodlum terrorists, and criminals, and those that fail to comply with the rules, there's the paralytic electric
discharge that will render them harmlessly inert for several minutes while your implanted device contacts the authorities and alerts them to the bad
Safety and Security, what more could you possibly ask for? After all, isn't protecting the children from terrorists what America is all about? Now
stop worrying about all this civil liberties stuff and go buy yourself something nice. You deserve it!
[edit on 7/10/2008 by thelibra]