Sunday, February 13, 2005

Coming to a bin near you, the spy that tells how much rubbish you create

Coming to a bin near you, the spy that tells how much rubbish you create

So this is the future, then?

Everything in our lives will be wired, plugged in, monored and reported. Our "driver licenses," aka universal identify card, will have a chip with all our vital information, bioemtric data, digitally stored photograph, fingerprints, retina pattern, voice print and facial feature data set. It will be readable at ten paces so that our movements can be monitored, tracked and recorded at all times, and called up with the press of a button. No need for awkward phone taps, surveillence camera, mysterious men in trench coats. All very simple and electronic.

So what happens if we opt out? What if I decide to not renew my driver license next year? I can't fly on commercial airplanes? Can't ride on AMTRAK or Greyhound? What if I don't get a credit card? No loans, rent rather than buy a house, ride my bike, hitchhike.

Where does it stop?

When do we tell them, "No more!

How many peple in the United States know that the House passed the Read ID Act and what is in it? How many of those care?

It's time!

Michael
Leona Gulch
Pacific Plate

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