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RFID chip technology on the way. Good or bad?

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posted on Nov, 4 2008 @ 02:50 PM

An "Everyware" world, as Adam Greenfield calls it, is a world in which computers are embedded and merged seamlessly everywhere in the environment. Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) tags communicate their position and other information constantly in a vast network. Everyday objects become "searchable" as if they were part of the interconnected world wide web. In this interconnected internet of things, scientific management and surveillance of people and the environment we inhabit becomes possible, and marketers' ultimate dreams come true.

Seems like the news media is now full of helpfull information/precision propaganda with regard to the wonders of RFID chip technology-can it be construed as a good thing which will make our hectic lives easier or,with the advent of human micro-chipping,could it turn into the ultimate Orwellian nightmare?

[edit on 02/10/08 by karl 12]

posted on Nov, 4 2008 @ 03:11 PM
I saw an add for RFID credit/Debit cards a few days ago

There are obvious good points to RFID technology but when it comes to microchipping people for the means of ID.. thats bad.

Where can you go from there? You are a slave to the system.

posted on Nov, 4 2008 @ 03:20 PM
Well, see, the military is chipped with their ID cards already...

RFIDs do not "emit", they just store.

To emit you need a power source - your cellular phone is a GPS tracking device already. For the most part cars have EZ Tags and stuff on them already (around where I live anyways). Just about anything we buy has a chip on it - how do you think the self check out things work? It's not a huge problem (complicated, ya) to put in network grids to link all the computers and zero in on where whatever thing is.

So, with the prolific use of cell phones and other items people are already tracked. This mark of the "beast" thing... hand? means action, head? means thought. Look for Dr. Walter Veith, a South African biologist. Beast isn't a person but a legal entity...

Pretty weird, dudes, pretty weird.

posted on Nov, 4 2008 @ 03:27 PM
Where else can they go from here?


Right down to our underwear...

"Feminists around the world have reacted with horror to a new line of lingerie that comes equipped with a GPS tracking system.
The 'find me if you can' range of underwear has been described as a modern-day, high-tech chastity belt.
'It is outrageous to think that men can buy this, program it and give it to their partners and then monitor them,'


Would make for an interesting Valentines don't ya think...

$700 and up

Eekkk! Run Away!!!

All kidding aside they're nothing but bad!

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[edit on 4-11-2008 by silo13]

posted on Nov, 4 2008 @ 03:39 PM
I work for a company that sells the technology to monitor and deploy RFID environments.... we have VERY VERY strict guidlines to the purpose of which you can use this technology. (ie in ID cards)

Typically these are used with a "thresh hold" and the RFID tag is noticed moving past a certain point (ie, stealing something)

But you can get active tags that always emit and in essence can be tracked anywhere...

If you think about it- as we start moving toward entire CITIES deploying wireless, you've immediately set yourself up to track any RFID tags very simply... see the history of where that tag has been where it's moving to.... these things are smaller than a postage stamp, hardly noticable... SCARY!

posted on Nov, 4 2008 @ 03:43 PM
I think RFID would be useful as a way to notice and avoid people stupid enough to accept them.

posted on Nov, 4 2008 @ 03:53 PM
A multitude of active rfid tags on a person could easily allow a computer to design a 3d model. then fire a guided munition though the coordinates of the simulated head. somone with access to this information would be able to kill you no matter where you are.

this is the delema of ever advancing technology in a world of the greedy and ignorant, self-destruction is the only result of knowledge without wisdom.

posted on Nov, 4 2008 @ 04:09 PM
RFID is old news, I'm betting they have way newer technology with a greater reading distance than it by now. We have used RFID for years on tags identifying electronic equipment and tools to make cataloging inventory so much easier and efficiently.

The "Ooger Booger" crowd are no doubt Christian as it fits neatly into their mark of the beast story but in reality the efficiency of having a dedicated chip to store personal data is coming whether we like it or not.

posted on Nov, 5 2008 @ 06:39 AM

Originally posted by Dermo
I saw an add for RFID credit/Debit cards a few days ago

There are obvious good points to RFID technology but when it comes to microchipping people for the means of ID.. thats bad.

Where can you go from there? You are a slave to the system.

Dermo,thanks for the reply-I think there is a casino club resort somewhere in the Carribean where you do actualy get implanted with a chip for the duration of your stay-then when your money runs out, you have to leave.

I think the worst case scenario for this technology in a few decades is if the use of money is disolved and folks can only buy goods on their implanted chip,then if the governemnt do not like the cut of your gib, they simply just turn your chip off.

Of course people will always attempt to use money and the barter system but it may set a very dangerous precident for government conformity and control.
Cheers Karl

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