Why not just ship them off to leper colonies?

No one who loves gadgets as much as I do can reasonably be called a Luddite, but there are times when I wonder jutst where the hell we're going with technology.

Lawmakers in Indonesia's Papua are mulling the selective use of chip implants in HIV carriers to monitor their behaviour in a bid to keep them from infecting others, a doctor said Tuesday.

Tey're talking about RFID chips, which we're already surrounded by. They're implanted in damn near everything these days, including vehicles, library books, pets--people have even chipped themselves.

But this, it seems to me, is a no-brainer--you don't chip people against their will. It's become enough of a concern in the US that a California State Senator has introduced legislation banning employers from requiring chips as a condition of employment, which is another no-brainer for me.

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