Archive for August 15, 2008
There’s lots of talk going around about implanting chips in people for I.D. purpose, but there’s a only a finite number of places that can make the chips, they’re not exactly cheap (about $200.00 USD now, less later in quantity), and it’s somewhat of a logistical problem to schedule the entire working class population of the U.S. to stop in for an implant session.
Now, if we use the past as prologue, there’s a much less complex way to achieve the same results, a marking on the body that’s readable anywhere by anyone with no high tech equipment needed, we call it the tattoo. We have (as far as I can tell here in Los Angeles) a nearly infinite number of places to get a tattoo done, and again, going back to history we know that it doesn’t have to be ornate or even very artistic to work
This makes it so easy for just an average public worker droid to merely take a look at someone and verify their background history, why some might even call it “the final solution”.
And, it’s because so many people have already gone ahead and marked themselves that the I.D. program is already in use, with law enforcement providing the training grounds and working out the bugs.
Once a digital photo has been entered in the national crime data base (where it’s easily reached by any government agency), it takes no more than someone typing in the search words “angel, wings, hope, clouds, long hair, left rear shoulder” and the investigating agency is provided with a short list of the usual suspects.
And then there’s the even lower tech version:
See? Just cut a few pieces of paper and tape them to the clothing………