End Times News Update
Sign: Mark of the Beast
Scripture: Rev 13:16-18
News Source: BBC News
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22 May 2012

‘Barcode everyone at birth’

Each week a global thinker from the worlds of philosophy, science,
psychology or the arts is given a minute to put forward a radical,
inspiring or controversial idea – no matter how improbable – that they
believe would change the world.

This week science fiction writer Elizabeth Moon argues that everyone
should be given a barcode at birth.

“If I were empress of the Universe I would insist on every individual
having a unique ID permanently attached – a barcode if you will; an
implanted chip to provide an easy, fast inexpensive way to identify
individuals.

It would be imprinted on everyone at birth. Point the scanner at
someone and there it is.

Having such a unique barcode would have many advantages. In war
soldiers could easily differentiate legitimate targets in a population
from non combatants.

This could prevent mistakes in identity, mistakes that result in the
deaths of innocent bystanders. Weapons systems would record the code
of the use, identifying how fired which shot and leading to more
accountability in the field.

Anonymity would be impossible as would mistaken identity making it
easier to place responsibility accurately, not only in war but also in
non-combat situations far from the war.”

You can listen to Elizabeth discuss her idea with aerial warfare
expert Elizabeth Quintana and war ethics authority David Rodin in
more detail on the BBC World Service programme The Forum, where you
can also download more 60-second ideas.

Source: BBC News
URL:
http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20120522-barcode-everyone-at-birth

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