Chipping In

You know all those mentally ill people who think they have been implanted with a microchip so the government can track them? They’re not so crazy, as the Cabinet Office has outlined and the Daily Telegraph and the Evening Standard have explained.

This is part of a comprehensive scheme by the Government. As outlined in the Evening Standard:

The prospect of ‘chip-citizens’ – with its terrifying echoes of George Orwell’s ‘Big Brother’ police state in the book 1984 – was raised in an official report for Britain’s Information Commissioner Richard Thomas into the spread of surveillance technology.

The report, drawn up by a team of respected academics, claims that Britain is a world-leader in the use of surveillance technology and its citizens the most spied-upon in the free world.

CCTV is just one other example:

There are now 4.2 million CCTV cameras in Britain and the average Briton is caught on camera an astonishing 300 times every day.

I have to admit that some of this is not unwarranted. Something has to be done to bring this lawless society under control. I’m not usually in favour of totalitarian police states. It is admittedly a bit of a burden on the remnant of law-abiding citizens, but sadly there are so few of us left in the UK.

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3 Responses to Chipping In

  1. Philippa says:

    Sadly, I have a dear family member who believes the gov’t has placed a ‘black box’ in her head and it has voices. More sadly, she has been permanently institutionalized for nearly 10 years or so.

  2. Anonymous says:

    I’ve been mentally ill for ten years and I can tell Tony Blair he’ll have to prize my chip out of my cold, dead hands!

  3. Michael says:

    I hear that aluminum foil makes a great spy-proof head covering. Oops, that’s aluminium for you.

    BTW, against my better judgment I’ve posted a reply to your meme.

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