Tuesday, October 1, 2013

DNA Tracking Technology Identifies Products and People

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Brandon Turbeville
Activist Post

Amidst the growing trend regarding the use of DNA by governments, corporations, law enforcement and the general surveillance state apparatus, researchers have now developed a system of DNA tagging that can be applied to objects, products, or humans in order to track and identify them at a later date.

Essentially, the idea behind this new technology is that a DNA marker is applied to an object, which is then sent on its way down the supply chain. At any point, the product is able to be identified by examining, amplifying, and sequencing the DNA marker which confirms the origin of the product.

Yet, as with the case of all technologies, what may not be inherently evil in and of itself - or even might provide some potential benefits - will inevitably become a tool of oppression by government and law enforcement specifically.