reply to post by sarra1833
Sad fact is, those in the Military know to NEVER refuse anything that they're told to do else they're threatened with the UMCJ (or whatever
the acronym is) and all sorts of articles and chapters and rank/pay loss, jail, etc.
Meh. It really depends upon the person. If someone orders me to do something that will invariably lead to unnecessary harm - they get told where to
put that order. If I have two conflicting commands - I go with the people who make sense, and take the entry into my record that I disobeyed a verbal
order from someone a thousand miles away (yay for being under three competing chains of command with six different opinions on who is actually in
charge of you).
I've learned to be quiet and let the chain of command chase after the Good Idea Fairy - but the fact is that; in disobeying this kind of order -
someone is going to have to be convinced it is a good idea to forcibly apprehend me. That is going to be difficult to do - though it won't be hard
to convince PSD to cease paying me... but I would probably be derelict by that point, anyway.
That said... I'm really not too concerned about these micro sensors. The body is not a very friendly environment. Corrosive compounds and the
filtration systems we have would likely make those sensors usable for a matter of days. I would be surprised if they could last longer than a
Which means that their use would be largely tactical as opposed to strategic. You would inject yourself with these sensors when combat was imminent
and/or in areas where exposure to various immune hazards was substantially higher (such boot camp - where you have a bunch of people from
geographically separated populations from across the entire continent all coming into one confined space - likely the greatest challenge for their
immune system since birth).
The other reality is that no one needs to be tracked with these sensors. That device you purchased voluntarily - your phone - is more than capable of
doing that. So are various credit/debit cards. The fear over "chipping" people is a little bit of a closed-minded fear. People already
voluntarily submit to tracking methods for both their real and virtual persona.
In all ironic honesty - I have always been the hardest to find while in the military. Interestingly enough - the military has no idea where most of
its people are - and goes to great efforts to compensate for its inefficiency. Even more fun is when they pull me on random orders and I don't even
know where the hell I am (and my trusty smart phone's GPS has difficulty figuring out that the closest dominoes is on the other side of the
razor-wire fence, and is therefor unavailable for delivery service).
Just like right now - the server nodes I'm connecting to this site through are logging my IP address and, possibly, my MAC address. They don't
necessarily archive the entire data packet sequence - but it's logged that I've made requests to the server. If I were to, say, post information
that was classified to such a degree that it drew scrutiny - network specialists could find out exactly what all this computer has been up to by
pulling up server logs - and any anonymity I may enjoy as "one number among a billion" will rapidly evaporate.
It's resource intensive to do that - but it can be done if the target warrants the effort.
So, I take concerns over "microchipping" with a little grain of salt. If the fears surrounding microchips were founded on reality - it would have
been expressed in the networks we already have established.