THE MARK OF THE BEAST
Human barcode could make society more organized, but invades privacy
The New York Daily News reports: “Would you barcode your baby?
Microchip implants have become standard practice for our pets, but have been a tougher sell when it comes to the idea of putting them in people.
Science fiction author Elizabeth Moon last week rekindled the debate on whether it’s a good idea to barcode infants at birth in an interview on a BBC radio program.
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, she said on The Forum, a weekly show that features a global thinking discussing a radical, inspiring or controversial idea for 60 seconds .
Moon believes the tools most commonly used for surveillance and identification like video cameras and DNA testing are slow, costly and often ineffective.
In her opinion, human barcoding would save a lot of time and money.
The proposal isnt too far-fetched – it is already technically possible to barcode a human – but does it violate our rights to privacy?
Opponents argue that giving up anonymity would cultivate an Orwellian society where all citizens can be tracked ” (This headline and study will soon occur Revelation 13:15 18. The Popular Science magazine of January 2011 reports: “When researchers at IBM power up new supercomputer Blue Waters it will perform 10 quadrillion calculations per second. Thats 10 followed by 15 zeros. Big Brother has arrived.)