It does not come as a surprise given the micro technology now available to the medical and law enforcement fields, that humans, from birth to death, will be implanted with bio chips . The purpose of the implanted chip varies from containing such things as your complete medical history, your identification, and for those convicted of serious crimes, his/her criminal record combined with a gps tracking system. Under the new healthcare bill, microchipping of all people thereunder shall commence in 36 months. http://bit.ly/attuTd The Saudis took the gps chip they place on criminals (for now) one step further by introducing a model with a second chamber possessing cyanide. (See below.)
Medical record chip:
Approved in May, 2004 by the FDA, a tiny computer patient’s arm can speed vital information about a patient’s medical history to doctors and hospitals.
The Food and Drug Administration said that Applied Digital Solutions of Delray Beach, Fla., could market the VeriChip, an implantable computer chip about the size of a grain of rice, for medical purposes.
With the pinch of a syringe, the microchip is inserted under the skin in a procedure that takes less than 20 minutes and leaves no stitches. Silently and invisibly, the dormant chip stores a code that releases patient-specific information when a scanner passes over it.
RFID Chip: The VeriChip is a glass encapsulated Radio Frequency Identification tag that is injected into the flesh to uniquely number and identify people. The tag can be read silently and invisibly by radio waves from up to a foot or more away, right through clothing. The highly controversial device is also being marketed as a way to access secure areas, monitor those here on VISAs and serve as a payment device when associated with a credit card.
Although the company emphasizes that its chip is strictly voluntary, recent statements suggest this could easily change. VeriChip Chairman of the Board Scott Silverman has been promoting the VeriChip as a partial solution to immigration concerns, proposing it as a way to register guest workers, verify their identities as they cross the border, and “be used for enforcement purposes at the employer level.” He told interviewers on the Fox News Channel that the company has “talked to many people in Washington about using it.”
The company has also confirmed that the Pentagon has approved replacing military dog tags with VeriChip implants.
Criminal Records and GPS Chip:
A “normal” gps chip in a parolee will simply divulge location on a released serious crimes offender, allowing police to quickly apprehend him should he recommit a crime.. The Saudis had taken this ability to the extreme. From Tech News:
GPS chip for crims adds in a dose of cyanide
May 22nd 2009
A Saudi inventor has filed a patent for a GPS-enabled “killer chip”, which, once implanted under the skin, would help authorities track “undesirables”.
The killer hook? It would also contain a dose of cyanide to remotely kill the wearer without fuss, should authorities deem they had become a public threat.
The chip would consist of a tiny GPS transceiver placed inside a capsule, and inserted under the person’s skin, plus a handy remote-controlled cyanide dispenser. According to the inventor, it “could be used to track terrorists, criminals, fugitives, illegal immigrants, political dissidents, domestic servants and foreigners overstaying their visas”. Nice.
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