Big brother for your car | 8:46 am | 10 August 2005

British license plates are going all high-tech and scary big-brother, and they may be headed for the US:

The British government is preparing to test new high-tech license plates containing microchips capable of transmitting unique vehicle identification numbers and other data to readers more than 300 feet away.

Officials in the United States say they’ll be closely watching the British trial as they contemplate initiating their own tests of the plates, which incorporate radio frequency identification, or RFID, tags to make vehicles electronically trackable.

They can already get my plate from their eyes, and all those cameras. What the hell do they need $300 plates for that broadcast the number for?

Also: time to get a shredder, ’cause the cops can dig through your trash without a warrant..

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