Thursday, July 21, 2005

ID Chip for Bush Next?

Not sure how I missed this, but apparently last October the FDA approved RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) chips for implantation in humans. The technology is primarily used in retail supply chains, and for identification of lost dogs and cats.

So, now Tommy Thompson is getting tagged.

Many people have concerns about RFID technology because of the fear that privacy rights can be violated; and even when not implanted in humans, there may be security risks because the wireless signal is pretty wide open. Then there's the biblical interpretation.

Of course, this is just a publicity stunt - Thompson is now a board member of Applied Digital, the owner of VeriChip, the primary manufacturer of RFID chips.

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