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Thursday, September 29th, 2005

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9:51p
My left eye sees the past
Well, I guess we're finally officially living in the future. I really didn't expect the bill to pass, but with the Digital Media Association of America backing it, I should have been more cynical. Back before socialized medicine, this probably wouldn't have stood a chance -- I mean, how could you legally force people who couldn't afford the surgery to pay for it? -- but that now getting eye replacements is as trivial and as mandatory a procedure as having your organs RFID tagged (if you want to drive anyplace outside of Tennessee and New Hampshire, at least), it's a whole new ball game.

Woohoo, I suppose. I should be happy I waited so long to get mine done, really: I feel bad for the early-adopters who got them when they were all region-free, and now have to go get them ripped out and go through the whole ordeal all over again just to get a properly region-coded pair. I mean, those eyes might not be organic, but they're still just as much a "circumvention device" as the ones you were born with.

I wonder if they'll let people with dual residences get mismatched sets.

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