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For a while I was in favor of an implantable device to store medical history, you go to the doctor anywhere and they have your complete medical record ...
There certainly would be advantages of having an implant with one's credit card, drivers license, passport, medical history, library card, electronic car keys, electronic house keys, electronic vehicle ignition, computer password/decryption, whatever.
Knowledge is an excuse, if not power. Suppose you use the toilet 10 times a day and the government says the norm is 9. You are labelled as a deviant, possible extremist. Right now you can kill a child when driving at 29 mph but if nobody sees you, you get away with it. But if you drive safely at 31 mph past a "safety camera" you will have to pay a fine. Deviation is not tolerated in the surveillance society, and common sense is no defence. It all comes down to the purpose of government. In the bad old days of English law the state existed to serve the citizen by prohibiting behaviour that offended the citizen. Nowadays, under European law, the citizen exists to serve the state so you are prohibited from offending the state by challenging authority.
True democracy does not crush the will of the minority.
I dont know how it works in the US.. do you have more than 1 representative from each party standing?
Here in the UK we have many parties