RFID technology
Posted 6/1/10
I'm pretty sure some of you have heard of radio-frequency identification, RFID for short. This technology has already gone into national ID cards and passports around the world, but now there are plans to put it into people's bodies? The Food and Drug Administration approved human implantation of these chips into people back in 2004 I believe.

I can't imagine a world where everyone is chipped like that with all their personal information, money, and records stored in them, as well as knowing your every move. Personally, I don't want to be tracked like cattle. Would you approve of it if it ever became something mandatory by law all of a sudden?
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Posted 6/2/10
Will appreciate any links you have regarding RFID or reports of plans to put these into people's bodies, whether it is federal, under plans in congress or research done by corporations.

While this may seem like something out of science fiction, it is entirely possible though not as widespread or accepted initially, in an attempt to guard secrets or form of identification, it is likely that such chips will be used by corporations or the military for high-security personnel.

You should already know that its actually quite easy to track a person and his activity and form a profile, through credit card purchases, online activity, handphone signals and messages and even Facebook accounts. I remember reading before that the Bush administration had made an agreement with Singapore to do such activities like data mining and interpration.
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Posted 6/2/10
There is nothing, inherently, wrong about it so long as the information is not misused. There is no guarantee, however. I would welcome these being implanted into criminals for obvious reasons.
Posted 6/2/10
I OTOH would gladly welcome this system, provided that it'll respect individual privacy inside places such as people's own homes, hotel rooms, and vehicles. Anywhere outside in open public is fair game as far as I concern.

To think, this will make my future job as a sociologist that much easier in data researching.
Posted 6/3/10
Sounds like something out of a bad sci-fi horror movie.
Posted 6/3/10

LosingOrbit wrote:

Sounds like something out of a bad sci-fi horror movie.
Or wildlife conservationism, where zoologists tag each animal that they released into the natural habitat. In order for them to document the animal's natural life cycle.

This can greatly improve medical treatment by establishing individually personalized health care record, if it's used like this.
Posted 6/3/10
They've had this microchip bullshit in the works for many years. It is truly a violation of privacy and freedom, something that the higher-ups don't want, apparently.
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Posted 6/3/10
To me only people that have done a violent crime retardation schizophrenic Alzheimer stuff like that. Other the that this sound like war I Would not fight a person In the military only out of respect. But all others can go to hell I lead the way putting a tracking chip in that can eat lead. Government mandates that they already gone to far it would be time to set this country back on course
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Posted 6/9/10
Even if it was mandated by law with good intentions, I'll be sad about it. We never know if there would be people who would use this RFID technology for evil doings. No matter how strict the law would be regarding its right usage, some people will find ways to the exemption. I wonder why technology always has two sides of it? Anyway, back to the topic, I agree with the others that if there would be privacy and the technology would be used for good, then I will welcome such technology..(i just wish that the chips wouldn't be visible).
Posted 6/9/10

jandarujora wrote:

I'm pretty sure some of you have heard of radio-frequency identification, RFID for short. This technology has already gone into national ID cards and passports around the world, but now there are plans to put it into people's bodies? The Food and Drug Administration approved human implantation of these chips into people back in 2004 I believe.

I can't imagine a world where everyone is chipped like that with all their personal information, money, and records stored in them, as well as knowing your every move. Personally, I don't want to be tracked like cattle. Would you approve of it if it ever became something mandatory by law all of a sudden?


well we already have social security numbers, DNA records, finger print records and so forth so technically we can easily be tracked. Hell saltites can pinpoint were we are at anytime if we have on-star, or if we have cellphone as well. So yeah, this wouldn't surprise me at all.
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