What's next? Barcodes on our foreheads?

Brainsur at slashdot.org writes "Today Bill Gates visited Belgium to talk about the Electronic ID card introduced last year in Belgium as experiment. Microsoft announced that they will integrate the electronic identification into the Windows Software so they can deliver more security and privacy on the internet. The register has more news."

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A good time to switch to Linux, my Belgium friends.

Posted by Dejital @ 2/1/2005 20:20  |    7


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the_keller (Level 1 Rookie) @ 2/7/2005 08:34
You guys are way too excited. You can still harass people annonymously for a few more years at least.

sedgemonkey (Level 11 Master Assassin) @ 2/4/2005 07:38
Speaking of futuristic oppression... just saw Equillibrium. Not as bad as you might think. big smile

Dejital (Level 5 Sniper) @ 2/3/2005 09:14
I just don't see the reason people have foreheads. Why are they there? Wouldn't a smaller head be much more useful? Since there is no real good reason to have a forehead at this day and age, I think a stylish barcode would do us all some justice. The barcode would not have to be black, it can be in a wide range of colours like green, blue, pink, etc. cool

sedgemonkey (Level 11 Master Assassin) @ 2/3/2005 09:12
You would... freak! dead

Dejital (Level 5 Sniper) @ 2/2/2005 18:01
I actually want the barcode...

sedgemonkey (Level 11 Master Assassin) @ 2/2/2005 08:15
Microsoft wields a lot of power and I hope they don't abuse it by encouraging "Big Brother" methods. This type of system seems like it's custom made for abuse by governments and businesses. Submitting personal information should remain voluntary.

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