Saw this at Digg...
Mary and I were just talking last night about end of the world type stuff, governments keeping tabs of it's citizens, and computer chips implanted in people with possible mind control. I know, I know, some very crazy stuff, but how far-fetched is it really?
If you live in Great Britain, not that crazy after all. Apparently records on every child in the country will be kept by the government to help determine how kids are doing and if they have good parents. It's been tested on a local level and now the British Government plans to take it nationwide, as early as next year, by introducing a regulation in Parliament in the fall, which would allow it to become a law.
Here's a quote from the article...
Computer records holding details of school performance, diet and even whether their parents provide a 'positive role model' for 12 million children will be held by the Government.
Police, social workers, teachers and doctors will have access to the database and have powers to flag up 'concerns' where children are not meeting criteria laid down by the state.
This is potentially very scary stuff, especially for parents.