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Old 03-07-2010, 06:54 AM
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Chip in everyone: good idea in theory, but if Microsoft gets their hands in it, we're all FUBAR. The other issue with that is that Quantum Computing is getting closer and closer, and if that comes, there will be no such thing as computer security. I really don't like the idea of my brain being h4x0r3d!

Sterilizing violent offenders: I'm not entirely sure how I feel about that. Murder and Rape are so horrible and destructive. They speak back to a time in our evolution where things like that gave some kind of advantage ("If I murder some guy from another tribe and steal his food and his women, then I'll get his food and his women... If I rape that woman and put my seed in her, she'll have my baby and I'll breed") but have no place in modern society. So part of me sees the logic of it and would like the idea of "breeding" violence out of our species. The other part of me sees the slippery slope towards other eugenics, sterilizing people because they aren't smart enough or come from poor families, or maybe because they don't follow the social norms of relationship style? and that just sends shudders down my spine.
As I am sure any cat owner will be able to tell you,
someone else putting you in a box is entirely different
from getting into a box yourself.
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