Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Monbiot on RFID tags, ID cards and sheeple

George Monbiot has been worrying about the creeping erosion of civil liberties that will be facilitated by technology and the apathy of the general population to such developments, such as biometric ID cards and implanted RFID tags.

He's right, if a little dramatic in the interest of telling a story but as has been repeated ad nauseum by various respected historical figures, constant vigilance is the price of liberty. If we don't have the energy or interest to shape our own society, then other forces will do so.

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