posted on Sep, 9 2013 @ 11:30 PM
In many ways, we have already willingly have let ourselves become "bar-coded."
However the bar code isn't a tattoo or embedded chip, but our smartphones. With the integration of NFC transfer, smartphones are literally a hop and
skip away from becoming a plausible identification system.
In addition, phones already track your location via GPS, you can access any personal cyber information from it (including bank accounts), you register
your email/facebook/twitter to it. And, oh yeah, you get a handy 10 digit number associated to it. Hmmm, bar code anyone?
This type of tech could be developed to erase your whole wallet. Heck, it already replaced your watch! At least we don't have to worry about it
replacing our spectacles.... OH WAIT! Whoops, I forgot about Google Glass.
Your phone already provides all the information about you that they could possibly ask for! Somewhere, some computer knows where your phone is. It
also provides input into all of your opinions that you could post on social networks. It knows how much money you have. It also tracks and knows which
other "bar codes" you have been communicating with, and if it's an SMS message... that can be downloaded faster than you thought about it being
downloaded. NFC tech just needs to become more secure, and of course there would have to be some kind of government involvement in order for it to
become a more obvious identification system. Imagine though, that when you got pulled over for speeding you just handed over your phone instead of a
driver's license? Creepy, man. Seriously, creepy.
Of course, that doesn't mean I don't love my Galaxy s4...haha. But, it still is quite disturbing to think about.