“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,” Moon told BBC Future. “It would be imprinted on everyone at birth. Point the scanner at someone and there it is,” she said, adding that the elimination of anonymity would enable people to be identified in both combat and non-combat operations. Moon’s proposal sounds like something out of Nazi concentration camps, where prisoners were tattooed with five digit Hollerith numbers to identify them using a punch card system developed by IBM. However, science fiction writer Moon is not merely a global warming alarmist, she is also a Malthusian population control advocate.
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