Here is an interesting concept - take everyones bike and get them to register it in a worldwide database. This is - I guess - to help you get your bike back in the event it is stolen, that is after you wade through the parade of police officers that are not likely to help you to begin with when it is reported stolen.
Some would say that having people register things like this is the first step to taking away those things - be they rights or bicycles. Is this the first step to making a person who wants to ride a “registered” bicycle get a “license” to do so? Just let me prick your finger or scan for that microchip in your neck and then you can pass for the ride. Thoughts?