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The Otaku Way – the benefit of RFID chips in your butthole

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Hi guys, Pete is in the house.

I might not be keeping up with the cutting-edge toy for technophiles but I’m a self-proclaim otaku. With over 4 months worth of marathon-anime-time (according to anime-planet.com) under my belt, I’ll be serving up different materials on technology for tomorrow through the sensational far-east pop culture.

First up is the RFID chip. Here’s one kick-arse application, put it in your law-enforcement officers. Coupled with some nanotechnology that forces the officers from employing firearms unless called up HQ for authorisation and have that same nanotechnology chained up to your loved one that will kill him/her in case you DIA, and you got yourself a very motivated officers!

Now, replace “officers” with “school girls with french maid outfit” and “firearm” with “superhuman strength” and you got My-Otome, an anime series from 2006 by Sunrise.

No, this is not a joke. Sure, this is a bad anime where a lot of screen time is devoted to showing school girls attending their cooking class in the morning and clubbing each other with morbid-looking sci-fi weapon in the afternoon, but my point I wanted to highlight is what happened after. Eventually bad guys did get a hold of “the system” which in turns strips our high school law enforcers of their power so they can be pinned and take out one by one. Chaos ensues.

Here’s the Youtube link of the moment when the system got shut down…

How scary is that? Use this series as a memento, folks. When all you need to do to take over the world is to capture that one lousy system, you are asking for it. (On a side note, in the sequel they did make a “backup system”. Blah.)

Ok, getting serious for a bit. People might still enjoy the traditional use of the ID chips. Citizen of Earth, you have two choices: with us or against us. People who are against us will be eliminated. People who are with us must show your dedication by letting us chipped you. That is what happened in Anime-influenced 1993 American cartoon Exosquad.

Well, if you’re with the Neosapian, anyway. Here’s what your leader looks like:

Nothing much to say about this textbook approach. After all, we did saw them being put to used in Nazi concentration camps, albeit very crude one.

Can you see the parallel between concentration camper ID tag and our RFID chip? Nothing to be laughing about, folks. If we are not careful, we might ended up like what happened in Exosquad…

..

or worse…

How about getting tag in your butthole? Not for just tracking you down, but for energy metering by defecation.

Oh, I love Korean…

Movie Poster

Movie Trailer

And, ohh yeah, the first 5 min of the movie (with subbed)

Meet Aachi and Ssipak, a 2006 animation cinematic feature from South Korean.

An intrigue story about the world where all the energy sources are depleted. All except… defecation. To regulate how people defecate, citizens are required to get chipped in the butt. People who is “productive” will received a stick of “juicybar”, psychoactive drug just like heroine except the overdose effect included turning you into a mindless blue Cat in the Hat.

Perfect movie on a Friday night with your love one since it got about equal amount of romance to Sex and the City. I mean, the lead lady is a beautiful girl who her feces can be swap for a large amount of juicybar! How romantic are you gonna get!?

Ah, what a wonderful world… Till the next edition of The Otaku Way!

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Written by masterpete

August 2, 2008 at 3:47 pm

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