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One in Four Germans Would Agree to Microchip in Body

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  1. NorthCarolinaLiberty

    NorthCarolinaLiberty MentalDefective

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    From The Herald Sun, Victoria, Australia






    One in four Germans wants microchip in body
    • From: AFP
    • March 02, 2010 1:16AM
    IT SOUNDS like something from a sci-fi film, but one in four Germans would be happy to have a microchip implanted in their body if they derived concrete benefits from it.

    The survey, conducted by German IT industry lobby group BITKOM, was intended to show how the division between real life and the virtual world is increasingly coming down.

    In all, 23 per cent of around 1000 respondents in the survey said they would be prepared to have a chip inserted under their skin "for certain benefits".

    Around one in six (16 per cent) said they would wear an implant to allow emergency services to rescue them more quickly in the event of a fire or accident.

    Five per cent of people said they would be prepared to have an implant to make their shopping go more smoothly.
    But 72 per cent said they would not "under any circumstances" allow electronics in their body.


    The results appeared to surprise even the high-tech sector.
    "This is of course an extreme example of how far people can imagine networks going," BITKOM chief August-Wilhelm Scheer said.

    The CeBIT, the world's biggest high-tech fair, throws its doors open to the public today, with Spain, the current EU president, this year's guest of honour.

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Spanish Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero were due to speak later Monday in an official opening ceremony before touring the exhibition.

    A total of 4157 firms from 68 countries are to unveil their latest gadgets, a decline of 3 per cent on last year as many high-tech firms stay away amid strong competition from other events.


    http://www.heraldsun.com.au/lifesty.../story-e6frfhk6-1225835910243?from=public_rss
     
  2. Scared_of_zombies

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    Like any technology it will only be a short while before it is misused by someone. Like identity theft.
     

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    zackwatt That's a Bingo! Lifetime Member

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    I don't wear a tin-foil hat.

    I can think of only benefits...

    This could be valuable to medical personnel if you are involved in a accident and rendered unconscious.
     
  4. NorthCarolinaLiberty

    NorthCarolinaLiberty MentalDefective

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    Well, I was thinking more of the health hazards of sticking something like that under your skin.
     
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    Hmmmm.....a few decades ago, they didn't have any trouble putting tattoos on people's forearms.
     
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    Glock20 10mm Use Linux!

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    Frak that!! While I may be an animal, I am one that is capable of free thought and the exercise of free will. They can kiss my white *** if they think I would accept something like that!

    I am a Pagan and even so I see the moral implications of such a monstrosity. It could also have to do with my none your damn business unless I say so attitude!~
     
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    You think they'll put the mark/microchip on the right hand or on the forehead?
     
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    The Germans may not have gotten rid of their proclivity to accept authoritarianism, but I wonder how many Americans would accept the same thing?
     
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    All the sheep would...
     
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    First off, I am anti chip.

    If you are messed up from an accident, do you really want us (medics) or even doctors delaying your treatment while we try to read your chip? I cant see any value to medical personnel in your example. Do you know how rare it is we even look for those "medic alert" bracelets? I cant imagine the consequences from implanting a chip would be worth it.

    I wont even put a chip in my dogs! :wavey:
     
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    So, in the last 60 years the German people haven't gotten any smarter.


    "It's OK, go on in there, they are just shower rooms."
     
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    Implanted pacemakers have apparently found some use - I don't see why a 'microchip' would be any different with respect to its side effects.
    Now, if it were tied into your brain somehow, the uses would be amazing. Not sure how much 'consumer' utility you'd get out of a non-interactive chip though.
     
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    Then, by all means, get one.

    Just don't try to force any other adult to do the same.

    I will not give up any freedom to make any police (& I is one), fire or medic's job easier.

    And yes "even if it might same my life."

    ML
     
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    This.
     
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    Germans seem to be more apt to be lead by the nose than Americans.

    Maybe they will do it for the Fatherland.
     
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    Think of the benefits in an integrated RFID chip implant, you will have the ff:
    1. Health care info/insurance
    2. Passport
    3. Drivers License
    4.SSS Number
    5. Personal Insurance info.
    6. Credit Card
    7. ATM/Bank Account Debit Card
    8. Military / Govt ID


    Imagine the convenience and portability.

    But then again this: From REVELATION

    13:16 He also caused everyone (small and great, rich and poor, free and slave) to obtain a mark on their right hand or on their forehead.
    13:17 Thus no one was allowed to buy or sell things unless he bore the mark of the beast – that is, his name or his number.
    13:18 This calls for wisdom: Let the one who has insight calculate the beast’s number, for it is man’s number, and his number is 666.


    So if you don't conform to govt. control, they can shut you down with the click of a mouse :shocked:
     
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    Im ready for the days when it's like Ghost in the Shell.
     
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    With the advent of super computers with very large storage capacities, govt. can integrate the IRS, SSS, Civil Registry, Commercial/Business, Military, and other vital data bases into ONE.

    For example, your RFID gets scanned in a grocery buying a bag of chips, the store gets automatically taxed for VAT, state, any applicable tax etc. and auto-recording of every transaction.

    It can be implemented first at all govt/private concern payroll system. What can an employee do if his pay goes direct to his mandated RFID chip?

    You can quit at first, but if implemented across the board, what can a lowly employee do?
    :shocked: