Skip to comments.‘Barcode everyone at birth’
Posted on 05/24/2012 6:11:15 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz
This week science fiction writer Elizabeth Moon argues that everyone should be given a barcode at birth.
If I were empress of the Universe I would insist on every individual having a unique ID permanently attached - a barcode if you will; an implanted chip to provide an easy, fast inexpensive way to identify individuals.
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Needless to say, while there are a multitude of applications where this technology would make sense, some even beneficial, it still does not address the first and foremost issue of the human race. The right to be free from government control.
Mark of the Beast. BIBLICAL implications here.
You’ll have to kill me before I submit to something like this. I will never be marked.
Exactly what I thought!!!
Database mix-ups happen all the time, systems are hacked, data isn't kept up-to-date between applications, the phone lines go down in Bangalore....
A 75 year-old man from South Dakota could suddenly be labeled a "terrorist," and could be whisked away in the middle of the night, detained in some holding cell. What rights would one have against "the system?"
Another crazy loon.
Another fantasy that someone has to have ultimate power over people and to subjugate them under their will. Her fantasy does not consider the wishes of the individual, or what they want. Typical fantasy of of a tyrant, both for those in power and those that are not. I imagine some narcissistic control freak in power somewhere will try this someday soon.
I don’t understand why a certain few people insist on as much total control of people as possible. It’s offensive and unacceptable.
My rule is this... You put something in me or my family, I get to put something in you. Guess which is going to hurt worse and be fatal?
Just because you can do something doesn’t necessarily mean you should.
My response was . . . sarcasm. Hence the /s at the end. As mentioned after me, Biblical verses indicate a marking (and tracking) mechanism for each human will allow a global government to control every human on earth. No buying or selling without the mark is pretty strong medicine to induce the will of the (demonically ran) government. One would lose all earthly possessions. No job. No visible means of support. No security except knowing one did not receive the Mark. You may preserve your soul but the odds will be good you will lose your life.
she’s lucky the Book of Revelations is in the public domain...
If you carry a credit/debit card and use it, you have already submitted. Same with your driver's license. Cross the border into Canada and they know a lot about you just from your license plate number.
If you carry a smart phone, you are even more in submission. With one of those things in your hand, they know your every move. Download a app or two and everything you do with that phone is available information.
The only difference between what you do now and a chip under your skin is the location of the information source. In your pocket or purse or under your skin, that is the only difference.
She was JOKING.
Thankfully, Ms. Moon’s little idea of universal barcoding turned out to be intended as a joke; she was apparently as surprised as anyone else when they chose to run with it.
(Like Elizabeth Mood, Ryk Spoor is also an SF author and he is a friend Elizabeth Moon.)
Is every Ayn Rand book coming to life? This is straight out of ANTHEM.
It is ridiculous but if we could have this done just for stopping kidnapping and other such stuff then I would be for it. However, it would have to be throughout the body somehow so, some would be kidnapper wouldn’t just cut off the body part with the scan. If this was possible, it would be 100 percent worth it to save people who are killed during a kidnapping or kids who are molested by strangers that take them.
Yes, I understood your response; I merely chose your rhetorical, although sarcastic question, and answered it. I wasn’t necessarily responding directly to you, as you seem to have a keen awareness of all the implications of such a mark.
You just beat me to it...How true............
Are you kidding, too? No, it would not be "100 percent worth it to save people who are killed during a kidnapping or kids who are molested by strangers that take them." How does a barcode prevent a crime before it happens? Even if it could do so, no, it would certainly not be worth turning us all into little robots, any more than we already are.
“I would insist on every individual having a unique ID permanently attached “
We’ll just ensconce it in your fat head.