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  1. 24 Jul '17 18:20
    http://kstp.com/news/wisconsin-company-to-implant-microchips-in-employees-three-square-market/4549459/

    Employees are now being chipped by a corporation in Wisconsin.

    Progress or the beginning of our eventual destruction?
  2. Standard member sh76
    Civis Americanus Sum
    24 Jul '17 19:29
    Originally posted by @whodey
    http://kstp.com/news/wisconsin-company-to-implant-microchips-in-employees-three-square-market/4549459/

    Employees are now being chipped by a corporation in Wisconsin.

    Progress or the beginning of our eventual destruction?
    Progress
  3. 24 Jul '17 19:41
    Originally posted by @sh76
    Progress
    Was the scientific discovery of using fossil fuels for our benefit progress?
  4. Subscriber Sleepyguy
    Reepy Rastardly Guy
    24 Jul '17 19:44
    I'd rather not incentivize people to chop off my hand.
  5. 24 Jul '17 19:46
    Was the invention of nuclear weapons progress?
  6. 24 Jul '17 19:50
    Originally posted by @sh76
    Progress
    Establishment progress.

    It is little more than what they've already done to wild animals. What this world needs is every person tagged for better management of the herd.
  7. Standard member sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    24 Jul '17 20:01 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by @eladar
    Establishment progress.

    It is little more than what they've already done to wild animals. What this world needs is every person tagged for better management of the herd.
    A good sign to find yourself deep in the Amazon. I think it is inevitable, babies are already getting the chip, just like the family dog and cat. That doesn't mean good it just means controlled. They will no doubt add little 'enhancements' as time goes by, your stress level, voice recorded, pain levels, blood pressure, heartrate all going to a central data base. Aren't you just totally THRILLED?
  8. Standard member sh76
    Civis Americanus Sum
    24 Jul '17 20:08
    Originally posted by @eladar
    Establishment progress.

    It is little more than what they've already done to wild animals. What this world needs is every person tagged for better management of the herd.
    As long as it's voluntary, it's fine.

    If it becomes compulsory, then the breakdown is in the political system that allowed it to become compulsory, not in the technology.
  9. Standard member sh76
    Civis Americanus Sum
    24 Jul '17 20:09
    Originally posted by @whodey
    Was the scientific discovery of using fossil fuels for our benefit progress?
    Absolutely. Using fossil fuels may have contributed more towards the development of modern society than any other step (perhaps with the exception of the printing press).

    Of course, that doesn't mean it's a bad idea to trying to find alternatives now.
  10. 24 Jul '17 20:52
    Originally posted by @sh76
    As long as it's voluntary, it's fine.

    If it becomes compulsory, then the breakdown is in the political system that allowed it to become compulsory, not in the technology.
    You mean like the new requirements for driver's licenses.
  11. 24 Jul '17 21:01
    Originally posted by @sh76
    As long as it's voluntary, it's fine.

    If it becomes compulsory, then the breakdown is in the political system that allowed it to become compulsory, not in the technology.
    Compulsory? Why would the government make it compulsory?

    Just because it would end most, if not all, tax fraud if it managed and recorded all our financial transactions, and used it to cut medical costs by putting all our medical information on it, and used to end any more missing persons by using it as a tracking device and prevent people from running from the law, does not mean they will make it compulsory.

    What, are they going to make health care compulsory too?

    Mwhahahaha!!
  12. Subscriber AThousandYoung
    It's only business
    24 Jul '17 21:53 / 1 edit
    It's just a credit card implanted between your fingers. Sounds like a stupid idea.

    And it acts as a company ID.
  13. 24 Jul '17 22:27
    Originally posted by @athousandyoung
    It's just a credit card implanted between your fingers. Sounds like a stupid idea.

    And it acts as a company ID.
    How is that stupid?

    Who will steal your credit card implanted?
  14. Subscriber Suzianne
    Misfit Queen
    25 Jul '17 02:08
    Originally posted by @whodey
    How is that stupid?

    Who will steal your credit card implanted?
    Originally posted by @sleepyguy
    I'd rather not incentivize people to chop off my hand.
  15. 25 Jul '17 07:52
    Originally posted by @athousandyoung
    It's just a credit card implanted between your fingers. Sounds like a stupid idea.

    And it acts as a company ID.
    I agree. Its a stupid idea. Everyone has a cell phone, just use the technology in the cell phone and save $300. Or use credit cards like they do here in SA. (we have touch to pay technology).