Well, Nice to see such a question.
Take a good look at what the following offers.
I use this to stress the point.
"Kevin H. McLaughlin, VeriChip Corporation's CEO said of the event that "High-profile regional leaders are accepting the VeriChip, representing an
excellent example of our approach to gaining adoption of the technology."
The new and aggressive indoctrination program - Thought and Opinion Leaders to Play Key Role in Adoption of VeriChip - is intended to create
widespread acceptance and exponential adaptation of the company's FDA-cleared, human-implantable RFID tag."
This is an event occuring NOW. Not some futuristic scheme. It is in the realm of today, and something to be concerned with.
But review this Link. The Question first asked about is addressed. Many other concerns are also raised and noted as well.
As for our Friend (Melatonin) in the U.K., his comments are well founded.
The Biometrics that are incorperated within his next ID Card will tag and trace him where ever he goes. The EU along with many other countries,
including Mexico, the U.S. and Canada, must have a system of Data that is able to communicate.
Prior to the events that shook the U.K. on 7/7/7, the agreement was based upon a system refered to as SIS. There is also another system being readied
which will be SIS II.
Have a glance at the following links. Lots of uses. Quite elaborate.
(This First Link is a Document and full of fun details)
(This Second is a Web page with plenty to review)
WikiPedia have a page as well, which offers links to various noted parties. It is very direct.
The most alarming thing is the details required and the type of info being presented. This is from the Wiki Site covering the details needed to be
addressed. (Out of the sites above, this was formatted the best.)
"In the SIS, information is stored according to the legislation of each country. There is more than fifteen million entries, containing following
Name and first name, the alias possible ones being recorded separately;
Possible objective and permanent physical characteristics;
First letter of the second first name;
Date and birthplace;
If the person in question was armed;
If the person in question was violent;
Reason of the record;
Action to be taken.
As well as:
Weapons lost, stolen or diverted;
Delivered identity documents lost, stolen or diverted;
Lost, stolen or diverted blank identity documents;
Lost, stolen or diverted motor vehicles;
Bank notes lost, stolen or diverted;
A second technical version of the system is in preparation (SIS II), in order to include new types of data and to integrate the new Member States of
the Union. The system would be opened with a greater number of institutions, for example the legal authorities, Europol and the security services.
Personal data could be read on one personal assistant (This is a futuristic vision, but this type of implementation remains under responsibility and
technical possibilities of each Member State) in all Europe, by the police force and the customs during the identity checks. Some would like to
benefit from these technical changes to turn this system into an investigation system, but a great number of Member States want this system to remain
a system of police checks, leaving to Europol this role of investigation."
Now, there maybe some question of what the end result will become.
Passports with Biometrics?
National I.D. Cards?
Passports can be Duplicated and/or Stolen. The System should be able to detect this, but there is still is a chance of missuse.
Similiar problems can arise with the National I.D. Card.
But it is difficult to steal a Verichip, and the Global Tracking System would be difficult for Forged or Fraudulent details to be placed into, unless
you worked for the Corperation putting in this Data.
So in regards to traveling, you can be approved and issued a Bio Metric Card, Passport or Verichip type device. It will retain a Iris Scan, or Prints,
and you can be fast tracked for entry through customs at any Airport or Port or border crossing, which has the Recognition Systems in Place. I believe
Heathow and JFK have Iris Scanners currently being assessed with some excellent results. Get off the Flight, Grab your bags, and then walk thru and
out the door, after your stop at the scanner.
And this is where this gets strange. Verichip, have Global Tracking abilities. This is also being seen to a lesser level with the Bio Metric Passports
or ID Cards.
Here, you get off the Flight, or approach the border, and Customs will know you are standing in line long before you even get to the counter. If you
"COULD" be a problem, area scanners would have "Picked You Up" and issued alerts to the appropriate personel or agencies. By the time you get to
the Customs Officer, two or three Security Personel will be ready to escort to wherever you need to go.
Stolen Biometrics which have been reported would also flag.
People under conditions of Bail would also flag.
Suspected terrorists or persons of interest would also flag.
And this is standing some 30 feet from the counter in a line.
And then there is the otherside, where you are a traveler, and everytime you pass a area scan, you are detailed in the Data bank. And what if the
Places that these Area Scanners are outside of of other places. Beep, oh Shane is going into the Bank, or the Bus Depot, or Consulate.
With the Verichip aspect, every place you visit would be trackable.
I would also suggest reviewing these links.
I figure this is enough for now and should give you all some reading.
And questions for you Melatonin.
What do you find is taking place at your end, in respects to these chips? Is it to the point individuals are using these for any proposes yet? I saw
on a Noblestar PDF, (pg 66 / Funny enough just missing the last 6) the Xray of where it goes, and concerns as to why it would be needed, but are these
uses being presented to the Public in the U.K. or Europa as of yet? Page 76 also covers their selling job for ID Cards.
And the Reference for this article was not as direct as it sounded. They are targeting the Public Sector for marketing this in every possible manner.
Not Tagging the Public alone, although that is covered in here as noted.