If not a parallel, then an intersection

Making it easier to live with tyranny,
making things more efficient, and
helping the trains run on time



  1. Henk Vandenbergh
    Posted August 22, 2021 at 7:00 pm |

    And he is expecting the national dictators the keep using the same QR code? How naive. Must be a democrat.

  2. mech
    Posted August 22, 2021 at 9:07 pm |

    You mean instead of a yellow, star shaped ID card?

  3. DougM (just entertaining myself here)
    Posted August 23, 2021 at 12:58 am |

    Mech ^
    That’s what the mask is for

  4. Veeshir
    Posted August 23, 2021 at 3:00 pm |

    Universities should start a class about what’s happened in the world before now.
    They could call it “history”.
    They’d just have to give trigger warnings that people in the past didn’t care about pronouns and only knew about 2 genders.

  5. Posted August 24, 2021 at 8:12 am |

    Still remember the first time I saw someone with the number tat. I was about 19, in a Baskin-Robbins in Hollywood with my buddies.
    The woman behind the display asked what I wanted, and reached in with her left arm when I told her.
    And there it was.
    I knew about the Holocaust, the camps, and the tattooed numbers, but seeing that brought it home with a chilling crash.
    She had probably been a child at the end of the war.

  6. Nomen Nescio
    Posted August 24, 2021 at 3:39 pm |

    I scanned a picture of his tattoo. According to my QR scanner it means “super virtuous.”
    Or, “David Hogg/Greta Thunberg, eat your heart out.”
    Not sure which.

  7. Lord of the Fleas
    Posted August 24, 2021 at 8:35 pm |

    Lotta cattle ranching in this neck of the woods. Ear tags would be the natural thing hereabouts. (You think I’m joking?…)

    (Bit late to this one – been away for an extended long weekend visiting Mom…)

  8. Thunderbottom
    Posted August 25, 2021 at 8:51 am |

    ^7., Lord of the Fleas: On Tik-tok, I saw a young woman demonstrate how she made earrings of miniature copies of her vaccination card. I thought it was a creepy bit of virtue-signaling.