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Originally posted by Mr. Johansson
Nice choice of words there, "acceptance of consumers". Not humans, not even citizens.
Feds approve human RFID implants:
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a gimmick from Florida-based Applied Digital Solutions to chip people with RFID implants - previously confined to tracking animals - thereby making it easy to access their medical records, even when they cannot, or would rather not, cooperate.
Tell me where exactly, either within the source OR the press statement, does it mention personal implants?
VeriChip products marked by the “Implantable” icon mean they utilize the implantable, passive RFID microchip, the VeriChip™, in their solutions for the purpose of automatic identification.
VeriChip is the only company in the world today to offer an implantable FDA-cleared RFID microchip and offers this option in its VeriMed and VeriGuard systems
The chip itself does not contain any other data other than this unique electronic ID, nor does it contain any Global Positioning System (GPS) tracking capabilities.
VeriChip technology is already widely used for the tagging of pets, and to track livestock, so is well established as an 'in vivo' technology.
VeriChip is also working on an implant that will contain Global Positioning System (GPS) capabilities. Such a device would allow an individual with a scanner to pinpoint someone's position anywhere around the world.
Two employees have been injected with RFID chips this week as part of a new requirement to access their company's datacenter.
Cincinnati based surveillance company CityWatcher.com created the policy with the hopes of increasing security in the datacenter where video surveillance tapes are stored.
Although the company does not require the microchips be implanted to maintain employment, anyone without one will not be able to access the datacenter, according to a Register article.
My guess is, the chips in DM are vastly future advanced models from our current ones that are being slowly implemented.
Originally posted by TheAssociate
The European Commission has put out a series of recommendations to protect European citizens from the privacy risks associated with RFID chips.
The basic model would consist of a tiny GPS transceiver placed in a capsule and inserted under a person's skin, so that authorities could track him easily.