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A pill that reports on the user.
#11
RE: A pill that reports on the user.
(15th November 2017, 22:46)Martian Mermaid Wrote: Having a chip in you? Creepy....
Also the government could abuse this technology in the future. I doubt they will, but they could.

I think Edward Snowden pretty much showed us the US government can and does spy on its own citizens any way they can.

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#12
RE: A pill that reports on the user.
(Yesterday, 00:17)Tres Leches Wrote:
(15th November 2017, 22:46)Martian Mermaid Wrote: Having a chip in you? Creepy....
Also the government could abuse this technology in the future. I doubt they will, but they could.

I think Edward Snowden pretty much showed us the US government can and does spy on its own citizens any way they can.

-Teresa

But wouldn't using this technology to spy on citizens in the US be against some law? 
Would this fall under right to refuse search and seizure if such a situation occurred? 
Because I could certainly see a government trying to use this. Not any time soon, but eventually.
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#13
RE: A pill that reports on the user.
A small step towards a pill that reports on an -unauthorized- user.

Our government can abuse anything...take that to the bank. It's not a compelling objection to any tech in specific.
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#14
RE: A pill that reports on the user.
A heroin/opiate dose that could alert fire/rescue for an overdosing situation would have the potential of saving 33,000 lives in the US in 2015 alone. IIRC this years toll will exceed 50,000.


I'm thinking privacy concerns might evaporate with that level of CARNAGE, but maybe I'm wrong . . .
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#15
RE: A pill that reports on the user.
(Yesterday, 04:55)vorlon13 Wrote: A heroin/opiate dose that could alert fire/rescue for an overdosing situation would have the potential of saving 33,000 lives in the US in 2015 alone.  IIRC this years toll will exceed 50,000.


I'm thinking privacy concerns might evaporate with that level of CARNAGE, but maybe I'm wrong . . .

Yeah, I will take an illegal substance that will report on me.

(Yesterday, 00:37)Martian Mermaid Wrote:
(Yesterday, 00:17)Tres Leches Wrote: I think Edward Snowden pretty much showed us the US government can and does spy on its own citizens any way they can.

-Teresa

But wouldn't using this technology to spy on citizens in the US be against some law? 
Would this fall under right to refuse search and seizure if such a situation occurred? 
Because I could certainly see a government trying to use this. Not any time soon, but eventually.

The government will do something illegal to spy on you long before you become aware such a thing is possible, unless you work for Putin.

(14th November 2017, 22:16)ignoramus Wrote: Shit, the wife's gonna want one to make sure I swallow the food she gives me and not give it to the cat under the table!

Shhhh, the pill can’t tell cat stomach from yours.
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#16
RE: A pill that reports on the user.
(Yesterday, 00:37)Martian Mermaid Wrote: But wouldn't using this technology to spy on citizens in the US be against some law? 
Would this fall under right to refuse search and seizure if such a situation occurred? 
Because I could certainly see a government trying to use this. Not any time soon, but eventually.

You have to know a law is being broken. Are you going to start searching your poop?
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#17
RE: A pill that reports on the user.
Luckily, at the moment, it requires a certain amount of cooperstion from the pill taker (wearing the patch, carryjng a smartphone) and, therefore, tacit agreement. Making it a codition of freely going about in society sort of puts it in the same bracket as electronic shackles and telephone curfew or probation systems. Though in the case of shackles/probation one has to have previously committed a crime, not merely be considered at possible risk to oneself and others without medication.

I could be considered "at risk to myself and others" should I stop taking certain of my cardiac medications and vontinue to dtive, I would be in danger of collapse, if only temporarily due to my implant in the best case, due to ventricular tachycardia. But I am not liable to stop taking the pill!

Worst case is, expanding on what I said before, the phone gets surgically implanted, programmed to alert if no medication taken within one hour, say, of the expected time. But this by court order, no cooperation needed.
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#18
RE: A pill that reports on the user.
What if the pill is set to release a deadly toxin by default every 12 hours if it cannot detect the correct chemicals in your system.
Like a dead man's switch... Dunno That'll work, won't it?
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#20
RE: A pill that reports on the user.
(Yesterday, 04:55)vorlon13 Wrote: A heroin/opiate dose that could alert fire/rescue for an overdosing situation would have the potential of saving 33,000 lives in the US in 2015 alone.  IIRC this years toll will exceed 50,000.


I'm thinking privacy concerns might evaporate with that level of CARNAGE, but maybe I'm wrong . . .

Right because that works so well with mass shootings.

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