And We'll All Go Down Together...


It's no secret, not around here at least, that some folk embrace the rapid development of technology less as a tool to enrich the human experience, and more as a crude bludgeon with which to beat meaty beasts into more broken forms, more to their liking. It becomes more and more clear that some Technocrats will say the darndest things, outright anti-human things, without a self-reflecting thought on their own humanity. This begs the question, "Exactly who do the Technocrats think they are?", well, not you or I, seems to be their rhetorical answer. Time will tell we suppose.

Let's take for instance this story about a Science Fiction author, who believes it would be better if we could organize this whole messy, entropic, "biology-thing" into more orderly "columns and rows", of the sort that you might enter into the ultra-fast database of an Evil Robot...

Did you feel that?Did you feel that?

"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 last week rekindled the debate on whether it's a good idea to "barcode" infants at birth in an interview on a BBC radio program.