Hillary smokin' over candy cigarettesOK, the candy cigarettes thing was what this headline said this would be about, and that's something that troubles me as well, but...D-Huh?
BY GLENN THRUSH
Newsday Washington Bureau
July 21, 2006
WASHINGTON -- Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton has glimpsed the future and sees a world where corporations implant tiny microchips into children's brains to bombard the littlest consumers with intracranial commercials.
Clinton was decrying candy-flavored cigarettes and youth-targeted tobacco ads in Washington yesterday, when she took a slight detour into the political twilight zone.
"At the rate that technology is advancing, you know, people will be implanting chips in our children to advertise directly into their brains and tell them what kind of products to buy," Clinton (D-N.Y.), who didn't appear to be joking, said at a Kaiser Family Foundation forum on media and children.Hillary...let me put this mildly...
Implanted microchips are used almost exclusively for medical purposes. But scientists are tinkering with other commercial uses.
Why are you "Third Waving" your arms, flailing at imaginary scenarios that are a good decade away IF they happen at all?
If you're going to go off into Fantasticland, at least have the decency to construct a "vision" for America: let's say, energy independence, with lots of little nanosatellites beaming electricity down from solar energy conversion cells, or the ever-popular "licorice stick" elevator for launching spacecraft using angular momentum and the earth's rotation.
Stop scaring people with science! My god, have you learned nothing from the evolution oppression?