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I'm just saying that it would be naive to assume that the military complex of the most powerful nation on earth would tell the public, the WORLD public no less, what it's doing as it's doing it.
That logic flies in the face of all the justifications they try to use to put more surveillance on every aspect of our lives. "It's for national security". If they're so pre-emptive about national security, why would they be so transparent with the public and cooperative with public companies about what they're doing and when they're doing it?
In the mean time, I am of the opinion its not an insult to any soldier that has been
through the "machine".
I have many threads on the subjects of injustice against those who have served.
Many who were DRAFTED! They had no choice....
And those who did...most of them have hearts of Gold!
Originally posted by burntheships
reply to post by pianopraze
Of course, its all for the "better health of the soldiers", but in reality its hidden
agenda is to advance "war" and superiority on the battlefield.
Originally posted by Aim64C
reply to post by beezzer
Privacy, freedom, individuality don't rank high with you, do they.
And yet, I don't really see how this development really threatens any of those things.
Privacy? The device with a camera and microphone attached to a wireless data transceiver is a far greater threat than a few sensors in the body that -may- be able to work with near-field RFID (because your face and voice aren't unique or anything - God Forbid someone recognize you).
Freedom? I fail to see how a bunch of sensors jeopardize this. If you're worried about them phoning home... well - just look at the device that shares the name (phone). Sensors these small will never have the ability to, of their own accord, interact with cellular phone networks. Physics can be a bitch. The IRS with their ability to black-list your bank accounts is a greater, and far more relevant concern (that is a separate threat from these sensors... perhaps one should focus on eliminating the source of the problem).
Individuality? ... Well - you're certainly expressing that, now, aren't you? Right along side everybody else who thinks -everyone- should hold the same opinion that these things are dangerous?
Obviously - nanoscale sensors and devices are not going to be a preferred, or even correct solution for every person or every situation. They are but one tool - one facet of technology - to apply to your life with discretion; just as you do with any other form of technology.
Originally posted by burntheships
I am thinking that yes, this most likely will be brought in under Medicare, and
what is know called Obamacare. Hey, it's like this: You want Medicare?
Fine, we need to implant you, as part of the new Medicare rules.
In your post, you gave the perfect reason NOT to be chipped. The human race is not entirely good nor evil, but power corrupts, and the type of power these chips afford to the people who will be supervising you is certain to be misused in short order.
The chip will only protect you so that you can be more effectively used. I don't understand how this escapes people...