‘Barcode everyone at birth’Submitted by indpr on Tue, 05/22/2012 - 11:41
60 Second Idea
"Each week a global thinker from the world of philosophy, science, psychology or the arts is given a minute to put forward a radical, inspiring or controversial idea – no matter how improbable - that they believe will change the world.
This week science fiction writer Elizabeth Moon argues that everyone should be given a barcode at birth.
If I were empress of the Universe I would insist on every individual having a unique ID permanently attached - a barcode if you will; an implanted chip to provide an easy, fast inexpensive way to identify individuals."