From Indonesia, an unfortunate meeting of First World technology with Third World thinking…
Lawmakers in Indonesia’s Papua are mulling the selective use of chip implants in HIV carriers to monitor their behaviour in a bid to keep them from infecting others, a doctor said Tuesday.
John Manangsang, a doctor who is helping to prepare a new healthcare regulation bill for Papua’s provincial parliament, said that unusual measures were needed to combat the virus.
“We in the government in Papua have to think hard on ways to provide protection to people from the spread of the disease,” Manangsang told AFP.
What exactly is a monitoring chip supposed to do to stop AIDS, anyway? Will it pipe up to remind the infected carrier to use a condom when s/he is about to knock boots with a new partner? And if no condom is forthcoming, will it then bleep and shout “ATTENTION, ATTENTION, THIS PERSON HAS HIV, DO NOT SLEEP WITH THIS PERSON”? And if that warning goes unheeded, will it then send a distress call to the local Gestapo to haul the naughty fucker away to the nearest concentration camp?