This, from Neil Harding:
Personally I have no problem with the database state and tracking people etc. There are huge benefits to be had if it is done right (and most people who object IMHO are just scared of government and use ridiculous scenarios of big brother and futuristic fascist states – they might as well go and live in a cave if they think like that).
No, bring it on. I think we should track everyone and put their location on the internet for all to see (this way we can watch the watchers), we should DNA test all babies at birth and then every rapist/murderer/criminal etc would be caught first time (and know they can’t get away with it). I know it sounds horrible that nobody could lie about their location and partake in criminal activity and easily get away with it- but what would be really horrible are all the victims who suffer because we shy away from using available technology that would protect them.
There is so much that is so wrong in this statement and there is so much that I could say, but, frankly, Neil says it all by himself. Not to mention that it’s been a long day and I’m tired.
Look at New Labour, stare it in the face and be afraid, very afraid. This is the future. God help us – well, he might if he existed…