May 18, 2004
Implanting RFID chips in your body

Not unlike what Kevin Warwick has done in the past, implanting a chip to allow his office/home to recognize him and open doors, turn on lights etc when he is present, nightclub Baja Beach Club in Barcelona has now started "tagging" its VIP customers to let them skip the queue and also to pay for drinks etc.

[...] Alex has spoken many times over the years about how the making the chip "fun" and how by giving it an elite status soon an entire of young teenagers will be arguing with their parents demanding that they let them be implanted so that they can be in the "in" crowd. The Baja Beach Club and Chase have proved that the trend has started. [...] (PrisonPlanet)

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Would you let yourself implant? I sincerely doubt I would if there wasn't a bullet-proof mechanism for me to guarantee that only I could choose when the information would be "on display", i.e. when my RFID identification would be discoverable by reader devices in the surroundings. Even then I would like to be able to control exactly who could request my ID, and what they were doing with it. I guess I'm looking for an actively decision-making wearable computer rather than a passive responder-tag before even considering the possibility.

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