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RE: Microsoft's 060606 Biometric Crypto Chip: Mark Of The Beast Or Ultimate Conspiracy Troll...?

in OCD10 months ago

He who has the information, has the power; and as my grandmother used to say: for the money, the monkey dances. How much can we do for financial gain? In fantasy literature, some men sold their souls to the devil in order to have power and wealth. Would we be willing to sell our privacy for money? How much information do the governments, the banks, these telecommunications tycoons have about us? Apparently, in the 21st century the devils don't smell of sulfur and it seems that every soul has its price. Hugs for you, @rok-sivante.

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Hmmm, I'll challenge that...

Such a perspective merely perpetuates a victim consciousness. Meanwhile, there is still a matter of free choice in how to respond. Examples:

It's no secret that by using Facebook and Google, we provide them our data for their monetization. It's not forced. It's consensual. And most do it because they feel - whether fully conscious or not - that it's a fair exchange for the value of access to their platforms. Those who have a strong ideological conflict with their model have the choice of not using them.

The prospect of a biometic crypto system - unless forced upon us, which is unlikely to happen - would be much the same. A price may be set for streaming our biometric data, to either accept or deny. Some may demonize the technology as "the mark of the beast," entrapped to their own beliefs and paranoia; others may find satisfaction in a new source of passive income derived by providing information which serves the advancement of medicine.

If either of those men have "sold their souls to the devil," I'd say it were the one who made his choice on fear and condemned the other for exercising his free choice to consciously use a technology for not only the benefit of himself, but the collective...

I like your point, buddy. I think I even share that point. However, I don't have facebook yet and going against the grain and the masses, it makes me feel good. No one knows how many inner wars we can fight in order to gain a little peace. Hugs for you ;)