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Small Government-Issued Tracking Chips


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Tracking Chips  

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  1. 1. Would you allow the US to put a tracking chip in your body?

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My mom and I got into this conversation the other day. If the US Government created the law that all US citizens would from today forward need a very small tracking chip placed harmlessly inside their bodies for tracking, security, and/or citizenship purposes, would you be for or against it?

I would be for it. This may make people want to not commit crimes because it would be more difficult for them to escape being caught (GPS). Also, what if you only had to scan your arm to prove citizenship? There are many things that I think are good about this.

I honestly don't think this would take away from people's freedom. You won't be videotaped or anything. You'll be shown as a dot on a grid, and you'll have basic information listed in the system. I much rather have a chip in my arm than a Social Security card that can get lost, ripped, burned, and saturated but can't be laminated.

What do you guys think?

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I'll post this again.

Advantages and disadvantages to this. There's the advantages you stated, but there' the loss of freedom you get from this. You go from being a person to being nothing more than an object that can be scanned at will...like food at the store. You have no sense of privacy. It's dehumanizing.

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I don't understand the downfalls. I doubt you'd be able to be tracked by any random person; only the government. And the government wouldn't necessarily track you unless they had a reason to. I've got nothing to hide; I've commit no crime.

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Have you read the book '1984' by George Orwell? Chances are, on this thread, people will make reference to this book or use phrases that were coined by it. It's a very good book that should be required reading, because it is relevent to everybody in an organized society.

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I don't understand the downfalls. I doubt you'd be able to be tracked by any random person; only the government. And the government wouldn't necessarily track you unless they had a reason to. I've got nothing to hide; I've commit no crime.

If you want to voluntarily wear such a chip, go ahead.
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I don't understand the downfalls. I doubt you'd be able to be tracked by any random person; only the government. And the government wouldn't necessarily track you unless they had a reason to. I've got nothing to hide; I've commit no crime.

Um...wow. I would advise you stop talking on the subject at this point.

I mean....have you watched the news at all the past 5 years?

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If it happens, I'm moving to :CanadaEmoticon: .

I 2nd that!

Whoa, really! You two would double our population!

We're years upon years from even developing computer technology up here. Why, we just got this thing called a 'toaster!' You put bread in and one metric minute later, we get toast!

We still cannot figure out where the bread goes...

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Whoa, really! You two would double our population!

We're years upon years from even developing computer technology up here. Why, we just got this thing called a 'toaster!' You put bread in and one metric minute later, we get toast!

We still cannot figure out where the bread goes...

Heh-heh..the Canadian programmers I work with all are still doing PowerBuilder... they all went to the U. of Regina (except for one guy that went to McGill).

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I'd only be for this in the case of tracking sex offenders or other violent criminals, like Fly stated earlier. Aside from that...no thank you, I'd like to keep myself free of nanochips.

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I'd like to believe in a benevolent government, but as long as humans are involved I am not holding my breath! I have been on the short end of the stick with the government and the law too many times to trust them to do anything right. Paranoid? YOu bet! I can see a lot of advantages to this technology (locating lost children, errant spouses, misplaced cadavers), but it is too open to abuse.

Sadly, this technology is inevitable, IMO. There are too many crazies out there that want to kill innocent people and if being able to track everyone is the only way to stop crazy people from doing that, then it will happen. The public, goaded by a well organized PR campaign, will demand it.

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NOS, you have been smoking some pretty good stuff lately, I think. Do you realize if someone was running from the cops that they would just find a way to remove it from their arm?

Plus, there are plenty of people who are tech-savvy enough (hackers) that they would steal identities like it was nothing, or have some card in their arm that was programmable so that they could be whoever they wanted to be on any given day.

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I see why NOS has a point. This could be an advantage in a way for finding people involved in kidnappings but I would be against it. It probably would be an invasion of privacy in some ways. They could also find any more missing babies involved in Intrepid sales!!!! Thanks Canada probably wouldn't do this. The Governor General is too busy remodeling her kitchen and taking 50 or so friends on world trips to even consider this.

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