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Posted: 2 June 2006

Great thought - but just imagine the concomitant increase in
communications technology alone that would accompany such a move as proposed. The economic ramifications should be explored. All manner of controls for eliminating double (or worse) votes would be needed and would we all really want to be bombarded with virtually everything Politicians do and say (in order to form a fair and proper opinion, that is?). If this was the case, then the 'Body Chip' better get expanded
capabilities too. Imagine having to decide whether you should have a 1Gb or 3Gb (or worse) chip implanted just so you could stay properly informed :)

A bit risky in the SA context though, for not all of the Population yet has the wherewithal to 'dial-in' that simply. What a business opportunity though!

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