Friday, June 03, 2005

1984 to be Installed In Your Car




Look what Poland is up to:
In Poland, the Ministry of Infrastructure dreams of satellite surveillance of drivers and has drawn highly ambitious plans for the coming decades stating that "the policy of the country is directed to introducing electronic road charging system". When asked how is he going to calculate the toll, the minister answers that it is possible with GPS so the state can require car owners to possess the system. In its "Country Transport Policy for the years 2005 - 2025", the ministry admits also that to fulfill the requirements of the European Commission the state will act to introduce such tax and fiscal policies that will restrict "an uncontrolled development of motorization".
That's, like, genuinely creepy.

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