’Human barcode’ could make society more organized, but invades privacy, civil liberties 「人體條碼」可能使社會更有秩序,但侵犯隱私、公民自由

Would you barcode your baby?
Microchip implants have become standard practice for our pets, but have been a tougher sell when it comes to the idea of putting them in people.
Science fiction author Elizabeth Moon rekindled the debate on whether it’s a good idea to "barcode" infants at birth in an interview on a BBC radio program.
"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," she said on "The Forum" .
In her opinion, human barcoding would save a lot of time and money.
The proposal isn’t too far-fetched--it is already technically possible to "barcode" a human--but does it violate our rights to privacy?
"Once we let the government and businesses go down the road of nosing around in our lives...we’re going to quickly lose all our privacy," Stanley, senior policy analyst at the American Civil Liberties Union, told the Daily News.
rekindle:動詞,重新點燃,重新挑起。例句:His letter rekindled my memories of those good old days.(他的信重新喚起我那些往日美好時光的記憶。)
far-fetched:形容詞,牽強的、勉強的、不切實際的。例句:Your far-fetched excuses are not convincing.(你的牽強藉口說服不了人。)
nose around:動詞片語,查探、打聽,四處查看。例句:Police officers are nosing around in the neighborhood for clues.(警察正在這社區四處查探線索。)

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