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Sicence fiction writer Elizabeth Moon believes everyone should be chipped

Bob the Super Hamste (1152367) writes | more than 2 years ago

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Bob the Super Hamste writes "The BBC has an opinion piece from science fiction writer Elizabeth Moon who believes that everyone should be chipped at birth. Her reasoning is that it would prevent identification mistakes and even allow soldiers to identify combatants from non combatants. You can hear the full piece from the BBC World Service programme The Forum here."
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Her 2 reasons are stupid (1)

schwit1 (797399) | more than 2 years ago | (#40075643)

Mistakes in ID are better then a society where you're constantly tracked and anonymity is impossible. Her second reason is absurd. Combatants would find a way of hacking their code to 'non-combatant' status, which would allow them to shoot at the enemy without getting fired upon.

I would only accept getting chipped if it were for health reasons.

Please spell check the subject.

Re:Her 2 reasons are stupid (1)

Bob the Super Hamste (1152367) | more than 2 years ago | (#40075729)

To be fair it is still a bit early for me. So pardon the piss poor spelling.

Do Not Want (1)

TemplePilot (2035400) | more than 2 years ago | (#40075813)

I'm not getting chipped unless you mean my cadavar after when I'm dead and buried. Screw letting teh Gov have even more info-control. Besides this isn't a Movie [] and we don't want to become 'marked' as if with a beastly number (for those of you who are relegious extremists). Chips in humans Do Not Want.

Damn, I'm in the UK, so can't access BBC content (1)

FTWinston (1332785) | more than 2 years ago | (#40075923)

Uhh, what??

We're sorry but this site is not accessible from the UK as it is part of our international service and is not funded by the licence fee. It is run commercially by BBC Worldwide, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the BBC, the profits made from it go back to BBC programme-makers to help fund great new BBC programmes.

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