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Imagine a piece of plastic that gets you a doctor's appointment, pays your bills, allows you to rent a car or buy a plane ticket and even get Moscow registration faster than the sham ads in the Moscow metro.
President Dmitry Medvedev promised Monday that three years from now all Russians will have this magic card.
He gave the government till May to make final calculations of the funds necessary to introduce the universal electronic card, or UEC, for all citizens and urged banks to not take advantage of card users at the meeting of the commission on modernization and technological devel
It's when they want to put a chip in you to do all the stuff mentioned.. That's when you need to start worrying..
Originally posted by ganjoa
reply to post by WilliamRikeronaSegway
Gee, if you have to ask, you are probably incapable of understanding the answer.
Move along, nothing to see here.
Originally posted by EarthOccupant
And if "They" don't like you for whatever reason...
"They" de-activate your card.
Originally posted by WilliamRikeronaSegway
reply to post by ganjoa
i'm sorry? it's a piece of plastic, not embedded underneath your skin, mind you, that you can carry around and does the job of every piece of plastic you already have. plus, the norm is a wallet full of plastic in the first place. there's a big leap of faith from "a piece of plastic you carry around that does all of this" to "putting a chip inside of your skin that can do all of this" unless you dream of paranoid fantasies like that anyways, so...
like i asked, what's so bad about this?
Originally posted by Misterlondon
This is just the way of the future.. And the idea is nothing new, cards with a multitude of tasks have been available for some time..