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Biometrics R&D firm Global Rainmakers Inc. (GRI) announced today that it is rolling out its iris scanning technology to create what it calls "the most secure city in the world." In a partnership with Leon -- one of the largest cities in Mexico, with a population of more than a million -- GRI will fill the city with eye-scanners. That will help law enforcement revolutionize the way we live -- not to mention marketers.


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Well, the technology to track your every move is now officially out there. I think it's a horrible idea, but I've been known to be paranoid.
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My only response to that... WTF?
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#8
It didn't seem like such a big deal to me until he started talking about how they will start monitoring what you're looking at on google. Wtf mate?
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I knew this day would come. *sigh* let me go get my eye-gouging spoon.

Do they have iris tattoos yet?

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It's been around for a while.

Not nearly on this large of a scale. A whole major city is going to convert to it as a standard. It's not just government-top-secret-extra-security anymore. This thing keeps track of regular people.
#12
People already track what you buy with store cards and online tracking. Now they have your whereabouts. Most people don't care which makes government control that much easier. Scary i would say.
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Hitler lost ww2, fascism won it. The nazis are still around in the governments and other control mechanisms of the world. The worst part is, people WILL accept this. People will not resist being turned into corperate controled drones.


Far out man
#15
Oh noes its teh socialists!!1!!!1!!
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#16
This is fucked up shit. I think this is just another way for the world government to keep fucking us all in the ass. And what's sad is that most people out there are to stupid to see what's happening.
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I'm officially freaked out. Furrealz. I really hope it becomes an issue in the next election or two. We need representatives that will come together and ensure that this does not become introduced here in the states.
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Getting out of America as soon as possible man. This is bad.
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I'm officially freaked out. Furrealz. What would it take to ensure this doesn't happen here in the states?


You have nothing to do with it. The only ones who have the ability to make that call is the government, and they really don't give a fuck what you think anyways.
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I put a ton of my capital into SW Airlines... The next day, THE NEXT DAY these nutters fly into the WTC. What the hell? Apparently no one wanted to fly anymore, and I was like "What gives? God damnit Osama, let me win a fuggin' game!"
#20
How pretentious are we to even think that the government would give a shit about what we do? I jerked off 4 times today and ate a couple of bags of chips. Nothing you do in life will be of any meaning to the government besides not paying taxes or breaking the law. Not saying that this whole " big brother " stuff is great, the way everyone describes it it's scary. But I think that most people have nothing to worry about. Life isn't like a movie. There's a lot more bureaucracy
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How pretentious are we to even think that the government would give a shit about what we do? I jerked off 4 times today and ate a couple of bags of chips. Nothing you do in life will be of any meaning to the government besides not paying taxes or breaking the law. Not saying that this whole " big brother " stuff is great, the way everyone describes it it's scary. But I think that most people have nothing to worry about. Life isn't like a movie. There's a lot more bureaucracy.

Big Brother is from a book. And if you'd read that book, you'd probably understand why it's a big deal.
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Getting out of America as soon as possible man. This is bad.

I thought they were doing it in Mexico? What does America have to do with anything, any other country could be next.
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You have nothing to do with it. The only ones who have the ability to make that call is the government, and they really don't give a fuck what you think anyways.

Apparently they do care, they're spying on us!
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#23
...Seriously, who the fuck let people that approve this type of stuff into the government?


This is ridiculous. And the worst part of it is, people will accept this. And when the government goes too far, they'll have to much power for anyone to turn against them.


And I know I sound like a hippie, but you all know it's true.

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How pretentious are we to even think that the government would give a shit about what we do? I jerked off 4 times today and ate a couple of bags of chips. Nothing you do in life will be of any meaning to the government besides not paying taxes or breaking the law. Not saying that this whole " big brother " stuff is great, the way everyone describes it it's scary. But I think that most people have nothing to worry about. Life isn't like a movie. There's a lot more bureaucracy


The thing is, where does it stop? The government would surprise you at some of the things they would do to stop you from breaking any law or doing anything that could result in breaking a law if there were no written limits in our constitution.
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#24
The point was that in a movie or book the realistic way that things would happen are intentionally left out to make things more interesting. No, I would not like to read a fictional book to give me an idea on how to see things in real life, thanks.
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And the second Ammendment starts to look a lot nicer now...
Keep you doped with religion and sex and TV
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The point was that in a movie or book the realistic way that things would happen are intentionally left out to make things more interesting. No, I would not like to read a fictional book to give me an idea on how to see things in real life, thanks.

I guess you're one of the only people who can't find literature insightful.
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No, I would not like to read a fictional book to give me an idea on how to see things in real life, thanks.

PROtip: That's the entire point of a book, brah.

You really should get out more.
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I guess not. Also, nice little pissy insult because I don't believe in your doom and gloom storybook. Maybe you and the other "truth seekers" can go live in the woods where the government never finds you.

I love how none of you can see the possible good in this.


"In the future, whether it's entering your home, opening your car, entering your workspace, getting a pharmacy prescription refilled, or having your medical records pulled up, everything will come off that unique key that is your iris,"


"Fraud, which is a $50 billion problem, will be completely eradicated," says Carter. Not even the "dead eyeballs" seen in Minority Report could trick the system, he says. "If you've been convicted of a crime, in essence, this will act as a digital scarlet letter. If you're a known shoplifter, for example, you won't be able to go into a store without being flagged. For others, boarding a plane will be impossible."


I know this is all pie in the sky, but at least it's coming from the actual source as opposed to the vague " big brother is here, they're watching us they're coming to get us " sentiment that's mostly unwarranted.
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I guess not.

I love how none of you can see the possible good in this.

Like I said, I'm paranoid, but I still can't see how the good outweighs the potential dangers for abuse. Is it really worth being able to walk up to a counter and stand there like a braindead sack of meat and get your groceries all lined up for you, at such a huge cost to your privacy? Is remembering a PIN number really that hard?
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How pretentious are we to even think that the government would give a shit about what we do? I jerked off 4 times today and ate a couple of bags of chips. Nothing you do in life will be of any meaning to the government besides not paying taxes or breaking the law. Not saying that this whole " big brother " stuff is great, the way everyone describes it it's scary. But I think that most people have nothing to worry about. Life isn't like a movie. There's a lot more bureaucracy


You don't seem to get the point of what's happening. If the US puts this into effect then it'll be the end of things as we know it.
With this they have the ability to pretty much track you whenever they want.
You don't seem to understand how bad this is for us. This pretty much takes away freedom from us.

This is just a way for the government to gain more control over the people in this world.
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#31
Can't you see the bad in this, other than the spying? People will be judged by their record rather than by their character. You steal a loaf of bread to feed your family (CLICHE) then you get flagged as a shoplifter, and are not allowed back in the grocery store.
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Big Brother is from a book. And if you'd read that book, you'd probably understand why it's a big deal.

I thought they were doing it in Mexico? What does America have to do with anything, any other country could be next.

Apparently they do care, they're spying on us!


It's the fact that America will probably be GRI's next target. Any country could be next, yes, but do you think our government wouldn't be VERY eager to adopt this?

Furthermore, America is a HUGE market for something like this. It's the logical next step for GRI's implementation of this technology.
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Like I said, I'm paranoid, but I still can't see how the good outweighs the potential dangers for abuse. Is it really worth being able to walk up to a counter and stand there like a braindead sack of meat and get your groceries all lined up for you, at such a huge cost to your privacy? Is remembering a PIN number really that hard?


Exactly. I'm not liking this idea, it sounds way too much like a book.


Ever read "The Giver?"

Is that the type of civilization you would want to live in? Think about it. I'm not saying it's doom and gloom, but would you really want to live like that?
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Exactly. I'm not liking this idea, it sounds way too much like a book.


Ever read "The Giver?"

Is that the type of civilization you would want to live in? Think about it. I'm not saying it's doom and gloom, but would you really want to live like that?

no, I don't want to be one of the birthmothers!
#36
Keep you doped with religion and sex and TV
And you think you're so clever and class less and free
But you're still fucking peasants as far as I can see

A working class hero is something to be.
#37
Hey, I'm paranoid too, I just don't want people to get cynical to the point where it's unrealistic. I can't think of one pragmatic negative use of this technology. The marketing thing seems iffy, but other than that, I see nothing wrong with it. The privacy thing is another vague thing, but I have nothing to hide from the government. I'm not on the lamb. I don't think it matters to me if they saw that I took out 20 dollars and then went to Burger King.
#38
I don't really see how the US government would allow this to happen here. It seems as if there are far too many people, including Congress that would immediately disallow it. I'm not worried, but I don't think it should be ignored

Maybe I'm being too naive.
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Ugh, and the worst part is, people will pass this off as a movie, and something that could never possibly happen, evar, and gladly accept this.


I know that your bank statements and everything are already tracked, but the thing is, there's a way around all of those. You can just not use facebook. You can not use your credit card. You could even just run away and go by a false name by the rest of your life. But you can't run away or change something like your iris.


I don't think people understand exactly how serious this is, and what this would do.
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Ugh, and the worst part is, people will pass this off as a movie, and something that could never possibly happen, evar, and gladly accept this.


I know that your bank statements and everything are already tracked, but the thing is, there's a way around all of those. You can just not use facebook. You can not use your credit card. You could even just run away and go by a false name by the rest of your life. But you can't run away or change something like your iris.


I don't think people understand exactly how serious this is, and what this would do.


Oh I'm dead serious, if the government actually starts using this I will be the first in line for a little rebellion...
Keep you doped with religion and sex and TV
And you think you're so clever and class less and free
But you're still fucking peasants as far as I can see

A working class hero is something to be.
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