Hope To The End................................ CHIP INDEX
RETAIL Shopping with 666 .... and other applications
Baja VIP --also job ID; security ID; death ID; health care ID
Ed: The following are prototype chips; NOT the 666 MOB
"Not all of the tags are for top-notch security installations. Don't want to stand in line or carry credit cards or cash? Well, as a VIP customer, you can go to the Baja Beach Club in Barcelona and just walk right in, get drinks and leave your wallet, or purse, at home. Want more secure access to a secure area in your company? Well, a former attorney general of Mexico, Rafael Macedo de la Concha, along with his employees, received the chip and upon authorization when passing by an RFID reader that scanned their implants, they were allowed to pass through the door to the more secure room. No key or password needed. Another use was the implantation of the chip in the corpses of the victims after the Asian tsunami. There were also plans to embed the chips in cadavers and their respective body parts to quell the illicit trafficking in human remains
As you can guess, there are concerns about the Verichip, including from the FDA, which expressed the following risks:
adverse tissue reaction; migration of implanted transponder; compromised information security; failure of implanted transponder; failure of inserter; failure of electronic scanner; electromagnetic interference; electrical hazards; magnetic resonance imaging incompatibility; and needle stick. Ouch! Interestingly enough some suggest that the implant isn't planted deep enough. They want to make it almost impossible to remove without major surgery.
Orwellian databases -- environmentally placed rfid --- ubiquitous, everywhere
"What I believe is interesting about these chips and other devices will be their ability to talk to each other, in real time, via the Web. There are predictions that intelligent objects will be able to do things based upon information from web cameras and RFID tags that can store and transmit information about the objects, the environment, and yes, us. Of course, an infrastructure will be needed for these objects, but that's probably possible based on today's technological developments. Of course, there are valid concerns about the transmission of any sensitive information via the Web and these concerns become very intense when discussing such personal information that might involve ones enhancements, which will connect us to the Web in a very intimate way. There are many uses for RFID tags, and many that have been deemed controversial.
While recognizing the benefits of RFID, we all must consider fully the implications for personal data protection and security. There are already voiced concerns about the ability of RFID to track people, gather information about their purchasing habits, moral and ethical implications about implants and the compromise of personal security.
Banks to track Cash -- FSTC Financial Services Technology Consortium
[Ed: This story came out at about the time of IndyMac Bank failure in Pasadena , CA ]
"Tomorrow, the Financial Services Technology Consortium (FSTC) hopes you'll use similar technology in work to track your laptop, important documents, or cash moving from your vault to another bank
At the request of some of the countries biggest banks, FSTC today announced plans to create a universally compatible tagging system within the banking industry.
"We're reaching out to the industry and asking them to help. No matter if you're a small community bank or a Citi, we want everyone to participate." The group expects to recommend a preferred technology standard for interoperability by year's end [ Dec 2008 ] .
Electronic Health Records
Implanted under the skin for the military and illegal immigrants
Theyre circling like vultures for any opportunity to get into our flesh, McIntyre said. Theyll start with people who cant say no, like the elderly, sex offenders, immigrants and the military. Then theyll come knocking on our doors. [ Liz McIntyre ]
What checks and balances, safeguards and congressional oversight would there be? [ Sen. Patrick] Leahy wrote. What less-invasive alternatives are there? What information would be entered on the chips, and could it endanger our soldiers or be intercepted by the enemy? The company is not so sure about the technology, either. According to company documents, radio frequencies in ambulances and helicopters could disrupt the chips transmissions.
In a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission, VeriChip also said it was unsure whether the chip would dislodge and move through a persons body. It could also cause infections and adverse tissue reactions, the SEC filing states.
Tracking Students through their uniforms