For starters, people are not going to be bar coded. The original plan was
to tattoo everyone but that has been replaced with newer technologies.
"The Big Guy" prides himself on keeping up with the times and tattooed UPC
codes are decidedly behind the times. Once it became obvious that people
were going to start tracking each other so meticulously for credit and loan
purposes, it was decided to outsource most of the tracking to other
companies that were just doing a better job of it. For the most part
BeastTech invests in companies that creates technologies for identifying
and tracking people. A lot of our investments have been in computer
technology, especially database and storage oriented companies. But lately
we have been concentrating our efforts in marketing. We have been doing a
lot of partnerships with chain stores and we are one of the big movers
behind the "club cards" that are so popular nowadays. The CEO was most
pleased to discover that the average American was more than happy to sell
their anonymity for 20 cents off a six pack of coke. We were not looking
forward to the logistical nightmare of forcibly tattooing or branding the
entire human population. Now the plan is to setup convenient kiosks in the
larger population areas where people will sign up for their free
BeastTech(TM) discount card. As a further insentive we will be giving away
a free beanie baby to everyone that signs up. Look for details on the
BeastTech website, we will be rolling that out on Jan 1st.
I hope that clears a few things up.
At 06:30 PM 9/14/99 -0500, sillyhead wrote:
>And it's crazy to think that this is just how my gramma predicted it. The
>first time she ever saw a barcode she stopped dead still and said in a
>very quiet voice..."the mark..."
>On Tue, 14 Sep 1999 Jay_Thomas@ustrustboston.com wrote:
>> >Subject: IP: United States Patent 5,878,155: Method for verifying human
>> > identity during electronic sale transactions
>> >A method is presented for facilitating sales transactions by
>> >electronic media. A bar code or a design
>> >is tattooed on an individual. Before the sales transaction
>> >can be consummated, the tattoo is scanned
>> >with a scanner. Characteristics about the scanned tattoo are
>> >compared to characteristics about other
>> >tattoos stored on a computer database in order to verify the
>> >identity of the buyer. Once verified, the
>> >seller may be authorized to debit the buyer's electronic
>> >bank account in order to consummate the
>> >transaction. The seller's electronic bank account may be
>> >similarly updated.
>> ---Gee, thanks Ro. I'm not already paranoid enough about the end of the
>> world as we know it, holed up here in my bunker in New Hampshire. Now I
>> know that "the beast" has a patent.
>> Revelation 13:16-18
>> 16And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond,
>> to receive a mark in their right hand,
>> or in their foreheads:
>> 17And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name
>> of the beast, or the number of his
>> 18Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the
>> beast: for it is the number of a man;
>> and his number is Six hundred threescore and six.
>> --- Jay (stocking-piling more ammo)