Tuesday, July 13, 2004

Let The Chips Fall...

I posted an item in May about club goers in Barcelona voluntarily getting RFID chips implanted in their arms. Well the practice is exploding much faster than might have been anticipated.

First a Reuters report that Mexican Attorney General, Rafael Macedo, revealed that he and his staff had been implanted with microchips. He says that the purpose is for database access control, and to aid finding them if they are ever kidnapped.

Next, Japanese school children in Osaka are going to be chipped right down to their socks. RFID chips will be placed in backpacks and clothing, so that scanners in the school can track their movements. At least the kids aren't going to be getting them internally. Yet.

Why can't the airlines do this to find lost luggage?


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