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Bring on the Cyborgs

9:30 AM -- Apologies for blogging something relevant to our industry, but this story from today's Financial Times made our short-hairs rise:

    An Ohio company has embedded silicon chips in two of its employees - the first known case in which US workers have been “tagged” electronically as a way of identifying them.

    CityWatcher.com, a private video surveillance company, said it was testing the technology as a way of controlling access to a room where it holds security video footage for government agencies and the police...

    “There’s nothing pulsing or sending out a signal,” said
    [company CEO Sean] Darks, who has had a chip in his own arm. “It’s not a GPS chip. My wife can’t tell where I am.”
Thanks for the reassurance, Mr. Darks, but your marital difficulties are your own bidness.

As for the rest of us... Does anyone else find this nightmarish? Or are you too anesthetized for nightmares?

— Larry, Attack Monkey, Light Reading

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blackdiamond 12/5/2012 | 4:05:46 AM
re: Bring on the Cyborgs You kidding me? Those were some of the better parts of the 70's.

Larry, Monkey 12/5/2012 | 4:05:47 AM
re: Bring on the Cyborgs The Steelers' Dynasty
AC/DC (Bon Scott)
The Big Red Machine
The Oakland A's
Tha Raidahs
Monday Night Football


OK. Point taken. It wasn't all good.
Lite Rock 12/5/2012 | 4:05:47 AM
re: Bring on the Cyborgs Ok Larry,

This one is for you.

Mikhail Baryshnikov


You Savage!
blackdiamond 12/5/2012 | 4:05:48 AM
re: Bring on the Cyborgs The Steelers' Dynasty
AC/DC (Bon Scott)
The Big Red Machine
The Oakland A's
Tha Raidahs
Monday Night Football
telco1158 12/5/2012 | 4:05:49 AM
re: Bring on the Cyborgs Push-to-read digital watches
The Gong Show
Conan fighting serpents, not dealing with them
Afganistan (Soviet problem, not ours)
Fall of Cosa Nostra
Rise in street gangs
Entire careers with the SAME company straight out of college
Boombox (ghettoblaster for unPC)
Usage based local dialing
Rotary phones
And lastlyGǪ

Budgeting for a long distance call because it COST SO MUCH
Lite Rock 12/5/2012 | 4:05:50 AM
re: Bring on the Cyborgs Wow! Are you always this upbeat?

I suppose you where just being realistic...

Well ok,

Birth of cassette tapes
Acapulco Gold
Birth of car stereo amplifiers
Foghat
Jackson Brown
Animal House (The Movie & the real thing at TTU)
Saturday Night Live
Lost my virginity
Casual Sex
Aides (was a weight loss candy)
No P Diddy or Eminem

I'm sure I missed a couple.

What you see depends on where you stand.
Lite Rock 12/5/2012 | 4:05:50 AM
re: Bring on the Cyborgs Who's throwin turds now?? Poor Scott....

Hey I thought it was the Monkey's job to do the throwin?
Lite Rock 12/5/2012 | 4:05:51 AM
re: Bring on the Cyborgs Panda,

Who did come up with the "Metrosexual" label? It has to suck for Generation X, dealing with the reality of their lose of relavence.

These are the same people that don't know a world prior to Ethernet and IP. I am not saying that in and of itself is a bad thing...


?...Scat fixation that LR people have?"

Didn't you see the video? The animals run the zoo!!

Cheers
blackdiamond 12/5/2012 | 4:05:51 AM
re: Bring on the Cyborgs Disco
The birth of the sensitive male--whatever that is
Jimmy Carter
Oil Embargos
Richard Nixon
Leisure Suits
Selling out South Viet Nam to the communists
The Killing Fields
Roller Disco
Tube Sox worn with short gym shorts and sweatbands--MEN TOO
Massive Inflation

Ugh

blackdiamond 12/5/2012 | 4:05:51 AM
re: Bring on the Cyborgs Metrosexual is likely a reference the Gay-Straight Man theme. He's hetero in preference but he comes with all of the primping and style of today's big city gay man. Spends $60 on a haircut, has a closet full of $200 shoes, reads men's fashion magazines, wears expensive aftershave and owns cats or small dogs.



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