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    Will Technology Require us to Buy Privacy?

    With the autonomous everything world coming, will transponders end up being required on everything including us if we go into the outside world. They are already looking at them for autonomous cars on 5G networks. They are already required on many planes and ships, one example being used to embargo North Korea where the US imposed cancelling insurance on any ship that turned off its transponder. Will people required to have a chip in the future if they want to go to airports, government buildings, stadiums, etc. Robots and those working around them might also be required to have transponders or at least an RFID chip. Already in some buildings a chip is required to open doors. Between facial recognition spreading, transponders and ID chips will our society ever be the same and Medical wearables on Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, RFID are rapidly going to become widespread. Your medical insurance may even require to wear devices if you want insurance. They already sell slip and fall alarms for older people that also give location. Privacy is rapidly going to disappear and become a commodity that has to be purchased through buying counter measures. This could become a large industry unto itself. Either counter measures of multiple ID's being sold or ways to spoof the systems would be just a few of the ways a whole new industry could grow. In any action you take, you must take responsibility for it, but many don't even consider the ramifications of what they build and do. Wisdom is going to become a much more complex and valuable commodity to the point it will have to be taught as technology changes the rules we have lived by for everything.

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    Transparency for personal space is totally different from financial privacy. I truely believe in financial transparency for it reveals the true motives behind ones actions. Examples, the US having a prison population as large as Russia and China combined and they are police states with over four times the population. Most of this is driven by a drug war against drugs less dangerous than alcohol which is a non specific solvent that attacks everything. Like the Economist says, when you make an industry illegal, you are turning it over to criminals and all the ill effects that go with it. This has led to a police/court/prison complex that causes huge economic and social damage and they call themselves heroes. The devaluation of human potential is another huge cost in this equation. A US medical system that delivers 37th in quality of care at the world's highest cost and portray themselves as saints. I always follow the money to find the truth and this is where we have the least transparency. Just try to find a quality ranking and accurate background information on anyone in medical, it's easier to find ratings on the local contractor or auto mechanic. Financial transparency is what we truly need. People lie, money tells the truth.

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    Not much to disagree with. The lamination of society is putting the poor in prisons, Dickensian. While the rich get richer. And the medical industry (which is only vaguely related to physicians and caregivers) is wasting about as money (when benchmarked by GNP fraction against other rich countries with superior outcomes) as is collected for income tax. But like you say, not transparent, figuring out where all that waste is should be easy but the information is nowhere to be found.

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