Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Robocop: Computer Chip Implants for Security Purposes, National ID Cards

I liked this new version of Robocop. It is agile and not shallow at all. I like the controversy it shows, providing ways for better security. I recommend it.


 

I. Read the article below, taken from the following site:

J.D.Longstreet is very critical about this project, which is seen as a violation of the American citizens' lives. On the other hand, there is no doubt that security would be enhanced and more easily controlled. 


America has already become a police state. And now we are prepared, it would seem, to dig ourselves deeper into the status of a police state with the proposed new (Super) National ID card. Soon the government may be collecting biometric information on you — and on me — such as pictures, fingerprints, retina scans, DNA, and whatever else is needed to make their new super National ID card system workable. We are talking about an ID card that you will need to use at checkpoints, airports, and toll booths, or to access the Internet, and to buy firearms, to purchase prescription drugs, at your job sites, or to gain access to apartment buildings, etc. As proposed, this will be a “super” National ID card, an electronic card beyond anything we have seen before. It will place every American citizen on an electronic leash with the federal government holding the other end of the leash. The National I. D. Card will guarantee the federal government’s complete control over every man, woman and child in the US, period! If you want the government to have total control over your life, then do nothing and very soon we will all be carrying that blasted new “Super” National I. D. Card. A National I. D. Card will grant the federal government the power to reach into the everyday lives of people living in this country on an unprecedented level.A National ID card is much the same as a tattooed number on your forearm. It is proof of ownership by someone other than you. If natural progression holds true, next will come the National RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) chip implanted at birth. It will broadcast a radio signal all the days of your life telling the government who you are, and where you are, at all times. Beats branding babies, right? National ID, of any kind, takes away one of your basic rights, the right to privacy. It is time to get a grip, America! Our National Anthem says: “…The Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave.” Well, don’t you think it is about time we began to act like it? A National ID card would say to the world just the opposite.

DISCUSSION:

What is your opinion about this topic?

How different would our lives be if it were implemented in a large scale?

Would it help lower criminality rates or would it be an invasion of privacy?

II. Watch the movie segment and answer the questions?

1. Describe the scene.

2. How was the criminal discovered?

3. Is this new technology worth trying? Explain it?

4. What are the advantages and disadvantages of this technology?

5. Do you think the police will have this tool to help them in the future? Is is a good idea to have it widespread in our society?

6. What are other alternatives to reduce crimes?

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II. Watch the movie segment and answer the questions?

1. Describe the scene.

2. How was the criminal discovered?
3. Is this new technology worth trying? Explain it?
4. What are the advantages and disadvantages of this technology?
5. Do you think the police will have this tool to help them in the future? Is is a good idea to have it widespread in our society?
6. What are other alternatives to reduce crimes?


MOVIE SEGMENT DOWNLOAD - ROBOCOP

2 comments:

  1. how can I download the segment?

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  2. Click on the link that hs been added to the end of the post. It should work.

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