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Are you with it or against it?
With it
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No View
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Total Votes : 5
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Mon May 30, 2005 6:04 am Reply and quote this post
I don't like this one bit. And it will cost the consumer loads of money & give the Government access to invade personal privacy.

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The government's plans to introduce identity cards were dealt a body blow last night after it emerged the true cost of the scheme could top ?18 billion, more than triple the official estimate.

http://observer.guardian.co.uk/politics/st...1494944,00.html
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Mon May 30, 2005 8:53 am Reply and quote this post
I do not like what the Government is trying to do here with these crazy ID cards. I think it's a scandle or something.

What next, computer chips in out palm to scan for info or something LOL  :yammer:

Contributed by Intel Fan Boyz, iVirtua Valued Contributor
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Mon May 30, 2005 10:26 am Reply and quote this post
er.. how will it affect you? you live in canada.

Anyways, I think it's a great idea, and it's been talked about for years so its about time it was done.. despite the cost, and will hopefully be a good step to anti-terrorism.

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What next, computer chips in out palm to scan for info or something LOL


Hopefully.

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Mon May 30, 2005 10:38 am Reply and quote this post
I was just about to say what kahrn said. SuperXP, you live in Canada, so how does it affect you? Unless the Canadian government is also planning on implementing this?

Already in the U.S., some states are using this technology where they put a chip in your hand for identification, etc., but it is not required of all citizens.

By the way, I voted no view. The only concern I would ever have is if the chips were to pose any kind of thread to one's health, including rust formation, infection, etc. And yes, I partially do agree with the fact that the government could somehow tap into the chip and track you down, etc.  :no:

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Mon May 30, 2005 11:06 am Reply and quote this post
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And yes, I partially do agree with the fact that the government could somehow tap into the chip and track you down, etc.


I really don't see what would be so bad about this unless you are running from the police for something or another. I personally am not hidding for any reason. Think about what this would save since we wouldn't have to spend all the money tracking down criminals. Also if they could keep track of it somehow then someone on trial could not lie about where they were at a certain time on a certain date.

I like the idea if it could be used instead of carying around a wallet, just place your palm (if that's where the chip is) on a pad and you could pay for stuff this way. Could be used to unlock and start your car and allow you to get in your house. Lots of great possabilities with this.

Josh

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Mon May 30, 2005 12:24 pm Reply and quote this post
I see your point of view as well, but I guess many see it as a privacy violation.
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Mon May 30, 2005 12:42 pm Reply and quote this post
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I see your point of view as well, but I guess many see it as a privacy violation.


I would also if there was a camera involved and they were taking pics of me on the John  :D

Maybe your right, it should probobly be a choice for anyone and only mandatory for anyone who has had trouble with the law so they can be found easily.


Last edited by Josh18657 on Mon May 30, 2005 12:43 pm; edited 1 time in total

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Mon May 30, 2005 1:32 pm Reply and quote this post
I heard the US government wants to integrate there system with the UK system, so that they can access each others data with ease;
They said it would also save time at airports and such as those with ID cards would be able to get through security much faster, and you would not need a visa and such.

But anyway, I wouldnt worry about the data that they have and can use, as it's not as if people dont already have most of that data (other than fingerprints & eye)
And I'm sure if it's under the data protection act, then you will be fine.

And er.. why are you worried about the governments tracking you down..?
Because, they already can.. <_<

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Tue May 31, 2005 6:52 am Reply and quote this post
I don't know, I smell One World Government or One World Order. This is becoming  :alien:
Contributed by Intel Fan Boyz, iVirtua Valued Contributor
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Tue May 31, 2005 9:53 am Reply and quote this post
Yes, Intel Fan Boyz, it's all a conspiracy. They're plotting to take over the world.  :ph43r:  Or perhaps the Aliens are using mind control to manipulate the humans to their will?  :alien:
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