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Thread: Helpful or hurtful?

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    Not the Squirrel Christa's Avatar
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    I was looking at our local papers web site and I read this link : County launches Smart911 program - Farmington Daily Times

    911 can now access your info if you call into 911, and for only 45min before they are sent away from all your information.
    They ask you provide them with a layout of your house, where the shut-offs are, how many people (and where they sleep), as well as how many pets you have. Not to mention, they want to know every ones medical history....

    What do you think about it? Is it helpful, or hurtful?

    Couldn't information like that, prove to be harmful if it fell into the wrong hands? Not everyone other there who took an oath to uphold the law, is doing it.. Crooked people are everywhere! Who's to say that someone who has access to this, won't print it all off and use it to stalk someone?


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    Quite a dilemma. The service as described would be especially attractive to paranoids, the same group who would be most worried by it's possible abuse.


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    Hurtful, very easy to take advantage of such information.
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    I spent just about all day on their web page, reading, and rereading all their pages, googling, and trying to figure out if its good, or bad.. And I still can't quite place my finger on it... I'm not sure if its good or bad...
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    I don't see it without risks, any program runs risks, but i think the benefits could outweigh the risks in this case. I am a safety nut. and my recent seizure has me thinking I need something on my body that gives medical personal quick accurate access to my complete medical history. I would prefer a tattoo of a bar code on my wrist or back of my neck that they can scan with a tricorder and get instant info, but we haven't gotten to that level of sci-fi coolness yet. but I did see a wrist band that is basically just a rubber bracelet that holds a usb flash drive that contains all your medical information. Any medical authority can plug it into any computer and read it. My issue with that though is that it isn't very secure, I think if it got lost my privacy could be invaded by any nosy douche bag that found the bracelet.

    I am thinking I could maybe create a scan-able bar code that would take medical personal to a secured website that I create for myself. Wear the bar code on a chain and have the password tattooed on me somewhere. when they scan the code it takes them to a page that asks for the password and explains where to find it. that way, they need my body, dead or alive to get the info. if the bar code is lost and found no one would be able to see the info so easily.

    Actually, I am still wearing my arm band from my most recent hospital visit. I have this fear of going into a seizure and no one knowing who I am or anything about me to get the right help. At least this way a paramedic can see I was recently in the hospital and will know where to go to get recent medical info on me. And my teachers at school all have Neverlfy's cell phone number in case I have a seizure in their class. and Neverfly stays on campus the entire time I am in class, patiently waiting in the halls for hours so that I don't have an anxiety attack worrying that I may have a seizure and him not know about it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by seagypsy View Post
    I don't see it without risks, any program runs risks, but i think the benefits could outweigh the risks in this case. I am a safety nut. and my recent seizure has me thinking I need something on my body that gives medical personal quick accurate access to my complete medical history. I would prefer a tattoo of a bar code on my wrist or back of my neck that they can scan with a tricorder and get instant info, but we haven't gotten to that level of sci-fi coolness yet. but I did see a wrist band that is basically just a rubber bracelet that holds a usb flash drive that contains all your medical information. Any medical authority can plug it into any computer and read it. My issue with that though is that it isn't very secure, I think if it got lost my privacy could be invaded by any nosy douche bag that found the bracelet.

    I am thinking I could maybe create a scan-able bar code that would take medical personal to a secured website that I create for myself. Wear the bar code on a chain and have the password tattooed on me somewhere. when they scan the code it takes them to a page that asks for the password and explains where to find it. that way, they need my body, dead or alive to get the info. if the bar code is lost and found no one would be able to see the info so easily.

    Actually, I am still wearing my arm band from my most recent hospital visit. I have this fear of going into a seizure and no one knowing who I am or anything about me to get the right help. At least this way a paramedic can see I was recently in the hospital and will know where to go to get recent medical info on me. And my teachers at school all have Neverlfy's cell phone number in case I have a seizure in their class. and Neverfly stays on campus the entire time I am in class, patiently waiting in the halls for hours so that I don't have an anxiety attack worrying that I may have a seizure and him not know about it.

    Microchip implant (human)

    A human microchip implant is an integrated circuit device or RFID transponder encased in silicate glass and implanted in the body of a human being. A subdermal implant typically contains a unique ID number that can be linked to information contained in an external database, such as personal identification, medical history, medications, allergies, and contact information.
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    I'd think that should be avilable to anyone who wants to participate. If people think it is not going to be helpful then those people should be able to opt out. But it should be available, it can do much good, in the right hands.
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    OK, this has been bugging me since I saw the thread. Hurtful implies emotionally upsetting, whereas you appear to mean harmful.

    (Wanders off stage left muttering, "why can't people speak and write clearly?")
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    Quote Originally Posted by John Galt View Post
    OK, this has been bugging me since I saw the thread. Hurtful implies emotionally upsetting, whereas you appear to mean harmful.

    (Wanders off stage left muttering, "why can't people speak and write clearly?")
    I thought that it really meant harmful, just a bad choice of words perhaps.
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    Quote Originally Posted by John Galt View Post
    OK, this has been bugging me since I saw the thread. Hurtful implies emotionally upsetting, whereas you appear to mean harmful.

    (Wanders off stage left muttering, "why can't people speak and write clearly?")
    Just an idea but if you think a clarification of title might lead to additional participation and dialogue, why not ask Christa if she would consider a title change?
    As a moderator, you are able to facilitate such matters, I would expect.
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    Mainly because I'm posting as me not as a moderator. I' m not 100% sure my distinction is wholly valid. I think moderator intervention should be minimal. (I tried to join an organisation of anarchists, but I couldn't find one.) but if Christa would like the change made I can do it.
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    I'd change it if I knew how! hahaha!!

    I've been pretty busy lately..

    I opted into it, but at the same time, didn't give alot of info since when I call 911, its cuz the neighbors are yellin and screaming and throwing each other against walls and whatever is left inside... haha!
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    i understand that, I am more likely to call 911 if the neighbors need help than I am if I need help. I prefer to deal with invading or inappropriate individuals inside my home my own way. Will only call the police to have them clean up the mess.
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