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Sci-fi Writer Elizabeth Moon Believes Everyone Should Be Chipped 409

Posted by Soulskill
from the i'm-sorry-have-you-met-humanity dept.
Bob the Super Hamste writes "The BBC has an opinion piece from science fiction writer Elizabeth Moon who believes that everyone should be chipped or barcoded at birth. Her reasoning is that it would prevent identification mistakes and even allow soldiers to identify combatants from non-combatants. Her comments came as part of a discussion on future wars hosted by the BBC World Service."
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Sci-fi Writer Elizabeth Moon Believes Everyone Should Be Chipped

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  • Re:3 Words (Score:5, Funny)

    by ThePeices (635180) on Wednesday May 23, 2012 @12:02AM (#40083345)

    so you thought; yourself Elizabeth fuck go.

    Even Yoda would be proud.

  • Re:3 Words (Score:4, Funny)

    by arglebargle_xiv (2212710) on Wednesday May 23, 2012 @01:29AM (#40083827)

    Having such a unique barcode would have many advantages. In war soldiers could easily differentiate legitimate targets in a population from non combatants.

    "I say, would you chaps mind stopping your shooting at us for a few minutes? I'd like to come over with a barcode scanner to verify which if you are supposed to be the enemy, so I don't accidentally hit the wrong person. I'll be right over as soon as I've finished this cup of tea".

    "Oh I say! the Cads!"

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