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Mon Mar 26, 2012, 11:41 AM

33. The inevitability of robotic

police and soldiers (only inevitable because they can be programmed as monsters) is a very likely scenario. Police robot, automatically acess wealth level and treat the suspect accordingly. Robotic soldier (drones are a first step), no Americans are killed or injured while annihilating a country. No health benefits or pay. No empathy..
Thirty years ago I would not have imagined that when applying for employment,car insurance, etc., that it would entail a credit check. Any construction job for a pharmaceutical company, government contract, etc. requires a complete background check. These are usually done by a contract worker through computer employment. They are paid by the number of background checks completed, it doesn't matter if they are accurate. Incredibly, the same corporation that "scrubbed" the voter rolls in 2000 and was inaccurate in most reports :CHOICEPOINT INC. is the most currently used information reporting company in use.
In 2004 they cost me over $20,000 by reporting me as a felon to Eli Lilly. I had done annual carpentry work there, during their yearly "shutdown" for five consecutive years prior to that Choicepoint year. It took four months before Choicepoint admitted that they had made a mistake. By that time the job was finished. I was subsequently never hired again for an Eli-Lilly job.
My Union nor any attorneys in the Indianapolis area (that I contacted) were willing to sue either Eli-Lilly or Choicepoint. Their pockets were too deep and the Union depended on Lillys for much of their employment.
Sorry, I got off subject. But, 30 years ago, this was not widely considered a possibility. A credit check for employment? Hell, why do you think people need a job? Of course if your job is financial...but they are the thieves..

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