The Daily Mail reports that Cops in good old England will be the first humans to be chipped. Sounds incredible, doesn’t it? Well, the whole article is here, but I’ll give you the short version…
“Every single Metropolitan police officer will be ‘microchipped’ so top brass can monitor their movements on a Big Brother style tracking scheme, it can be revealed today.
According to respected industry magazine Police Review, the plan – which affects all 31,000 serving officers in the Met, including Sir Ian Blair – is set to replace the unreliable Airwave radio system currently used to help monitor officer’s movements.
The new electronic tracking device – called the Automated Personal Location System (APLS) – means that officers will never be out of range of supervising officers.
But many serving officers fear being turned into “Robocops” – controlled by bosses who have not been out on the beat in years.
According to service providers Telent, the new technology ‘will enable operators in the Service’s operations centres to identify the location of each police officer’ at any time they are on duty – whether overground or underground.”
So, where the hell are we headed? And why are we sitting here and doing nothing about it?