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Originally posted by thereaintnospoon
"(Reuters) - Shares of VeriChip Corp (CHIP.O) tripled after the company said it had been granted an exclusive license to two patents, which will help it to develop implantable virus detection systems in humans.
The patents, held by VeriChip partner Receptors LLC, relate to biosensors that can detect the H1N1 and other viruses, and biological threats such as methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, VeriChip said in a statement.
The technology will combine with VeriChip's implantable radio frequency identification devices to develop virus triage detection systems."
The RF technology:
Capable of storing and transmitting digital information. This information is dynamic and can be updated at any time. It can also store and transmit biometric and GPS information. When used in combination with GPS technology, can provide the ultimate in identity protection, leading to widespread and possibly enforced use as identification and secure digital payment method.
Can interface with smart homes, smart appliances including computers, smart vehicles and GPS systems, all kinds of stores, gyms and exercise equipment, the internet, cellphones, video games, public transit, public libraries, border crossings, post offices, toll booths, and tanning beds.
Will allow retail stores to offer discounts for customers participating in their RF shopping membership programs.
Can prevent numerous crimes that require a lot of time and labor, while also streamlining punishment and payment for non-violent crimes.
The Biometric Chip:
Capable of detecting an array of health problems, monitoring vital signs, and conducting instant blood tests. These will be sold mostly from a health and emergency prevention angle. It is possible they will be used to monitor children and teens for drug use. They may also be used to prevent driving or operating heavy machinery under the influence. They may also be used in combination with other technologies to safely shut down vehicles and heavy machinery during a health emergency. These will probably also be used in combination with GPS implant coordinates to provide streamlined emergency services.
Can prevent accidental overdose.
Can send instant health updates to your computer, television, cellphone, or any other lifechip compatible interface.
Are able to alert parents of health issues with their children. This will be a strong selling point. Stories in the news will range from instant response to anaphylactic shock, to preventing diabetic coma, to life saving alerts of accidental drowning.
Can completely put an end to all driving/operating heavy machinery under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
Are able to interface with hospital tech to prevent and drastically reduce misdiagnosis, incorrect medication, and many other hospital errors, also including pharmacy errors.
The GPS function:
Will be fought over, and strongly for, with quite a lot of fervor. The arguments in favor of this technology will include streamlined emergency services, the protection of children, and adults, against kidnapping. The ability to streamline the location and arrest of criminals. Strict adherence to all posted speed limits, enforced by satellite with tickets instantly issued digitally.
Can create a digital travel log mapping every coordinate ever visited on earth, also providing directions on how to return.
Can send instant local emergency updates including nearby fires, explosions, natural disasters and so on to your computer, television, cellphone, or any other PLD compatible interface.
Provide absolute digital coordinates as proof in court cases where location of suspect at time of crime is crucial.
Ensure that all students remain on school grounds at all times unless checked out of the PLD system.
Can interface with smart homes, smart appliances, all signed and approved PLD systems.
Originally posted by ProtoplasmicTraveler
reply to post by maus80
They will just come up with another illegal drug to mask and fool the censors into not detecting illegal drugs and just make even more money off of drug addicts.
If you build it they will come. It's why you build things in the first place.
Originally posted by maus80
PS - Let's cut it out with the ignorant - "Well it's not an issue, because I'll never get one - period." type responses in implant related threads. Who cares? Unless it's a "Will you get an implant?" thread you are adding NOTHING to the conversation.
[edit on 21-9-2009 by maus80]
Originally posted by Phage
Sheesh. Put RFID and implant in the same thought and people go nuts.
This patent has nothing to do with H1N1 injections. And it has nothing to do with tracking people.
The patent is for implantable virus detection devices. This is about developing sensors to detect the presence of viruses and bacteria in the body. Sounds like a long shot to me. I wonder what sort of technology would be used.
[edit on 9/21/2009 by Phage]