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Do the benefits of microchipping outweight the downsides?

flaca BN-0 2012/04/27 02:21:08

Adopt your pet? Chances are it's already microchipped. I learned something this week. the microchip is about the size of a grain of rice. So tiny. Right now it is only detected if a vet scans your pet, but in future it is likely that even these minute corpuscles could be detected remotely so that some device can actually pinpoint the location of your lost dog or cat. This will happen within the next 5-10 years. Imagine the lack of suffering this technological gem will provide.

And yeah, it's very Orwellian, but the same can be done for children. I hope with all my heart that one day soon children that are abducted can be tracked immediately through a small "grain of rice" that will remove this insidious and life-destroying tragedy.

Bring it on. Microchipping. Not about surveillance. about love.

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  • Margaret Jacobson 2012/04/30 19:35:02
    Margaret Jacobson
    GOVERNMENT CONTROL.........Soon INSTANT DEATH ??? TOO slippery slope for me !!! We do NOT need this to hasppen.........WATCH CHILDREN, TEACH them not to get in cars etc people they do not know, teach them to take care of each other???
  • alanh 2012/04/27 22:20:51
    alanh
    +1
    No way! Just another way for the Government to control us!
  • Lady Whitewolf 2012/04/27 16:23:18
    Lady Whitewolf
    +1
    I like the idea of being able to locate lost Children / Pets and everything, but there are WAAAY too many open doors for abuse with this technology.
  • POWERSHAKER 2012/04/27 08:56:03
  • Sew 2012/04/27 05:54:17
    Sew
    +1
    It could most certainly be used to help prevent such tradgies but it could alo be used to inflict them as well. An old saying goes "The path to hell is paved with good intention" This technology is just too invasive and easy to misuse. I personally won't install it into myself or any of my love ones. Its a personal choce I suppose however. I guess you got to weight the odds.
  • Lady Wh... Sew 2012/04/27 16:22:02
    Lady Whitewolf
    Well Said!
  • Gregaj7 2012/04/27 04:49:33
    Gregaj7
    +2
    Over my dead body!! I trust my Lord and Saviour much more than a "chip"!
    hell no
  • Soup Man 2012/04/27 03:22:01
    Soup Man
    +1
    No
    (.)
  • twocrows 2012/04/27 03:18:03
    twocrows
    +2
    this would be one foot on a treacherous slope, the other on a banana peel. we do not want to go there. how the chips would be used would be totally dependent on the good will of our government officials. do YOU trust every single one of them with your most intimate details?

    even if the government promised, crossed-its-heart-and hoped-to-die, that it would never, ever, ever, pinky-swear NEVER use it for nefarious purposes - - laws can be changed and the people can be helpless to stop it from happening:

    have you noticed what's happening in Michigan? what do you think THEY would do if microchips were already available?
    http://news.yahoo.com/former-...
    http://theoaklandpress.com/ar...
  • flaca BN-0 twocrows 2012/04/27 03:40:32
    flaca BN-0
    do you believe that when something is used for good it is automatically used for bad>? why?
  • Gregaj7 flaca BN-0 2012/04/27 04:50:31
    Gregaj7
    +1
    The Evil that "men" do!
  • twocrows flaca BN-0 2012/04/27 17:16:52
    twocrows
    +1
    history.
  • Steve King flaca BN-0 2012/04/27 21:07:34
    Steve King
    +1
    It is the nature of the evil people in our society to find a way to exploit a weakness. This is a weakness. George Soros comes to mind first.
  • Steve King 2012/04/27 02:36:57
    Steve King
    +2
    Does "mark of the beast" mean anything to anyone?
  • flaca BN-0 Steve King 2012/04/27 03:41:05
    flaca BN-0
    +1
    are you talking bible now? sorry...........we're above that crap.
  • Lady Wh... flaca BN-0 2012/04/27 16:23:58
    Lady Whitewolf
    agreed
  • Steve King flaca BN-0 2012/04/27 21:06:34 (edited)
    Steve King
    +1
    I don't have a problem with animals, as they can GPS my cat, but I would rather not allowing Big Brother to put a GPS on me...rather, in me

    BTW, faith in a higher power is not crap to me. Believe (or don't) the way you want and I will continue to believe in my way.
  • Metaldane 2012/04/27 02:28:38
    Metaldane
    +2
    Pets I have no problem with only idiots would let themselves be chipped
  • Red_Horse 2012/04/27 02:27:59
  • Jackie G - Poker Playing Pa... 2012/04/27 02:25:24
    Jackie G - Poker Playing Patriot
    +3
    No they do not - it will be about surveillance at some point, a very very slippery slope
  • flaca BN-0 Jackie ... 2012/04/27 02:27:25
    flaca BN-0
    not if it's covered by law.
    Parents have a right to choose for their pets and children.
    Above that it would take an act of congress.
  • Jackie ... flaca BN-0 2012/04/27 02:34:44
    Jackie G - Poker Playing Patriot
    +2
    If all the parents did it - only one generation away from ability to follow everyone. Sorry, no sale
  • Mark In Irvine 2012/04/27 02:23:20
    Mark In Irvine
    +1
    was just discussing this with an office-mate the other evening ... this could make finding abducted kids a lot easier ... and then, when they become adults, big brother could keep tabs on them too!
  • flaca BN-0 Mark In... 2012/04/27 02:26:18
    flaca BN-0
    +2
    but someone needs to OK it. Parents OK pets and children.
    Grown ups have the right to refuse microchipping.
    You can't always maintain a hypothetical ergo thing.
  • Mark In... flaca BN-0 2012/04/28 23:40:31
    Mark In Irvine
    correct you are ...
  • Jackie ... Mark In... 2012/04/27 02:35:48
    Jackie G - Poker Playing Patriot
    Precisely - and do not think for one minute that this "good" would be exploited for some other supposed good.
  • Mark In... Jackie ... 2012/04/28 23:41:59
    Mark In Irvine
    +1
    oh i know ... this would be abused faster than we can say "supercalifrajilisticexpealid...
  • zbacku 2012/04/27 02:23:18
    zbacku
    +1
    First the pets. Then the children. Then the populace.
  • flaca BN-0 zbacku 2012/04/27 02:28:30
    flaca BN-0
    does ergo always follow?
    Adults have congress
    Nobody has control over adults, yet adults have control over their pets and children by law.
    Adults can counter laws.
  • zbacku flaca BN-0 2012/04/27 03:00:33
    zbacku
    +1
    All it takes is one Dictator. Nuf said.
  • flaca BN-0 zbacku 2012/04/27 03:01:39
    flaca BN-0
    +1
    we don't have dictators. We have 3 branches of government. Have your forgotten?
  • zbacku flaca BN-0 2012/04/27 03:20:55
    zbacku
    Your Dictator in waiting. dictator waiting

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