A few years back I came across some pamphlets and billboards funded by people who believed that the then-new technology of using scannable bar codes was actually a ploy by the devil to get the Mark of the Beast engraved on everyone's forehead. [based on Bible verse having to do with commerce, that no one should buy or sell unless he had the mark, etc.] They encouraged people to boycott merchandise that was thus marked. I wonder where those folks are now? It's hard to believe that was a legitimate concern for some people. Or, have I been duped by the devil's trickery, and now I'm doomed ;-)
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Couple of years ago my husband ran into an old friend who believed we were all going to have a chip in our bodies to say who lived or died. The world is full of crazies and we "sane people" have to just brush them off. Or the devil has me too.
You don't have your chip yet?
Don't laugh about the chip, I might be coming with Obamacare!! Just more control....
That's fantasy in the make believe world.
Not saying it will ever happen but they already do it with animals wouldn't be difficult to do it with humans. To have all your info on a chip and all they have to do is scan it to bring up your info seems plausible.
The government (state or feds) can't even mandate ID cards for everyone without people going crazy about privacy concerns. There is no way they will be chipping people against their will, not in good ole 'Murica. It probably will become an option in the next 20 years though, but it would be completely voluntary.
Today GPS, tomorrow the chip or whatever.
For now, "they" are comfortable with tracking you through your cell phone.
Electronic Frontier Foundation --> Locational Privacy
In the age of Onstar, smartphones and GPS tracking devices, we are more effective than ever at tracking people. But the line between a convenient tool and an unreasonable search has become increasingly nebulous.
Although the Supreme Court ruled attaching a GPS device to a personís car without their knowledge constitutes a search under the Fourth Amendment, there are no rules governing the use of geolocation information obtained from other types of devices.
In an effort to protect the personal liberties guaranteed to Americans in the Constitution, I recently joined with Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) and several of my colleagues to introduce the Geolocation Privacy and Surveillance (GPS) Act.
A May 17 hearing on the bill highlighted that under current law, neither Congress nor most states have enacted statutes to regulate the use of tracking data kept in more than 322 million mobile phones across the country.