A scary and stupid solution

From Slashdot:

Swedish athletes Carolina Klüft and Stefan Holm have proposed a radical technological measure to stop top level competitors from taking performance-enhancing drugs. Klüft and Holm, reigning Olympic champions in the heptathlon and high-jump events, argue that competitors at the highest level should either have computer chips implanted into their skin or GPS transmitters attached to their training bags so that the authorities can keep tabs on them at all times.

This is deeply, deeply scary and wrong. Whatever one’s position on athletes taking performance enhancing drugs, the suggestion that people have chips implanted in them to fix this problem would be creating a much bigger problem — a bit like curing a headache by amputating the patient’s head.

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One Response to A scary and stupid solution

  1. Pingback: Swedish athletes tout GPS chip implants « Aftermath News

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