Welcome to the dystopian future. We've got the soft totalitarianism of “Brave New World” combined with the surveillance state of “1984”. However it’s not government surveillance that ought to worry us the most, rather it’s criminal surveillance that posses a clear and present danger to our finances. Cyber criminals, both at home and abroad, are able to track us to gain personal information that they can use to clean out our bank accounts and/or commit fraud, leaving us to take the blame.
Here’s one more way criminals have learned how to capture your private information.
It’s not all bad though. Being the jingoistic myrmidon that I am I will not be unhappy to see the so-called “peace-sign” consigned to the dust bin of history.
Many conspiratorialists express concern that some day governments will require citizens to be implanted with a computer chip so that their whereabouts may be tracked.
It’s the so-called “Mark of the Beast” from the Book of Revelation in the Bible: “The second beast was given power to give breath to the image of the first beast, so that the image could speak and cause all who refused to worship the image to be killed. It also forced all people, great and small, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hands or on their foreheads, so that they could not buy or sell unless they had the mark, which is the name of the beast or the number of its name.”
– Revelation 13:15-17 (NIV)
It’s my personal belief that identity theft may become such a wide spread nuisance that eventually people will actually WANT to have a computer chip implanted in their bodies so they will be able to defeat all attempts at identity theft and still be able to positively identify themselves when they need to. Muggers won’t be able to rob you of your credit cards and smart phone if they’re implanted in your body either. Our increasingly cashless society is already changing criminals’ targeting options.
The most inexpensive and effective way to protect yourself from identity theft in the here and now is to have a poor credit rating. Then your identity will be useless to thieves since every time they try to apply for credit using your name they’ll be denied. LOL!
Jeremy, I'm ironclad, bro. In fact, my credit rating is so bad we could use it to punish SJWs by making them be financially me for a day.
-Thanks for the uplift, James