S+F to the OP'er
Scary stuff. Makes me think of sci-fi movies like the The Running Man,Demolition Man, and The 5th element, where Bruce Willis (a cabby) is
automatically fined points on his license for speeding/running red lights ect.
There will be no way to get away with breaking even the smallest of laws.
The television will CHOOSE for you what PROGRAMS you should be watching as soon as you wlk in the door.
You want a nightime coffe after dinner to come out of your "Automatic Food/Beverage Dispenser" at home? Too bad it has been deemed bad for you, or
you had already reached you alloted intake for the day I'm sorry.
Heck everything will be CHOSEN for you, and what THEY think is BEST for you.
It will all be FOR YOUR WELL-BEING, and Your BEST interests will be of utmost importance
About 5-10 years after those that ran in line for these chips. Maybe sooner..., these same people will be heading to underground "freedom"bases, to
have the damned things removed. We'll all be living underground like those people in Demolition Man.
The OP'er brings up MANY scary and VALID points.
No thanks, I like excess, I'm an American. These chips will make sure EVERYTHING is in perfect Moderation.
Say a cuss word, and the thing will beep and you'll hear a voice in your head saying you've just been fined 10,000 credits for cursing.
Run a red light, same thing. No kind officer to let you go with a no seat belt ticket. Nope your getting what you deserve.
Hell these chips will monitar everything. From daily intake of certain foods/calories/alchohol/tobacco. Then if the government deems you a medical
risk for any of these activities you will be heavily fined or jailed if the chip detects any of these toxins entering your system.
No more harmless fun everything in moderation.
These Chips will make sure no one is overweight. Nope your freedom to have a second helping has been lost, because your above the standard weight for
your age/height and sex.
Talk about TAKING FREEDOMS AWAY. Thats all this type of chipping will be doing.
Sure some features are nice, but the bulk of them ARE TRUELY TERRIFYING. (I find myself useing this word "terrifying more and more everyday in my
posts here). Scary.
Read Revelations. Christian or Not, I'm not religious, but even I can see this chip is "THE MARK", the mark of evil. Those without the mark shall
not be able to buy or trade goods ect,ect...sound familiar??
I hope the people in this thread saying "sign me up!" are being sarcastic. Because you don't even know what your signing up for.
Of course in the fine print of the C.H.Irs.P's agreement will be a line haveing to do with all the great and wonderful things we've promised are
subject to change at any time, as we see fit.