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VeriChip: If you thought IDs were invasive.... watch

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    ...wait till you see this.

    "VeriChip is a subdermal, radio frequency identification (RFID) device that can be used in a variety of security, financial, emergency identification and other applications. About the size of a grain of rice, each VeriChip product contains a unique verification number that is captured by briefly passing a proprietary scanner over the VeriChip. The standard location of the microchip is in the triceps area between the elbow and the shoulder of the right arm. The brief outpatient "chipping" procedure lasts just a few minutes and involves only local anesthetic followed by quick, painless insertion of the VeriChip. Once inserted just under the skin, the VeriChip is inconspicuous to the naked eye. A small amount of radio frequency energy passes from the scanner energizing the dormant VeriChip, which then emits a radio frequency signal transmitting the verification number. This number can be used to identify the implanted individual by consulting a registry maintained by the corporation."

    site: http://www.4verichip.com/


    This is very worrying, the loss of privacy would be massive, far worse than ID Cards. 1984, here we come.
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    What's this got to do with ID cards? Has it ever been suggested by the government that all citizens are going to be chipped?

    Of course this type of technology is available, they've been tagging convicts for years.
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    (Original post by thebucketwoman)
    What's this got to do with ID cards? Has it ever been suggested by the government that all citizens are going to be chipped?

    Of course this type of technology is available, they've been tagging convicts for years.
    Slippery slope, darling.
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    (Original post by thebucketwoman)
    What's this got to do with ID cards? Has it ever been suggested by the government that all citizens are going to be chipped?

    Of course this type of technology is available, they've been tagging convicts for years.
    It's the fact that its a step closer to a full Police State. Many of the components to establish one are set/being set in place.
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    (Original post by ramroff)
    This is very worrying, the loss of privacy would be massive, far worse than ID Cards. 1984, here we come.
    I think thats a bit of an overstatement. The scale and the purpose of this is not comparable to ID cards.
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    (Original post by beekeeper_)
    I think thats a bit of an overstatement. The scale and the purpose of this is not comparable to ID cards.
    If this were to be carried out nationwide ofcourse it would be comparable to ID Cards
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    (Original post by ramroff)
    If this were to be carried out nationwide ofcourse it would be comparable to ID Cards
    Why would the VeriChip be used nationwide on such a scale?

    Believe me, theres some scary technology out there, and this is nothing. Have you heard of "Human robots" that are being used in warehouses?
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    Elaborate further on the human robots, beekeeper_
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    (Original post by ramroff)
    Elaborate further on the human robots, beekeeper_
    I created a thread on it 3 weeks ago, but it didn't get many replies...

    http://thestudentroom.co.uk/t118863.html
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