Areas being discussed for implantation in us Human People are the web
of the thumb or the underside of the wrist. They claim it would be difficult
to remove and next to impossible to counterfeit.
They say the chip could dramatically improve security
for airports (so you can bypass those lines of screeners who, helpfully,
For Our National Security, publicly rifle through your Tampax box, looking
for rocket launchers or hold up a thong panty in front of 300 people
you'll spend 5 hours on a plane with and loudly exclaim, "Where
would you wear something like this?!" Not that I had that ever
happen to me, of course. Nuclear power plants, military installations,
and other high security facilities can use them for I.D.. It can "discourage
kidnappers" (they really said this...I guess they never heard of
a meat cleaver). It can be used to store medical records. It can hold
all your credit, banking, and personal info so one swipe of the chip
under a scanner would be as good as using a credit card. It would be
positive Positive Identification, because I guess it's been too much
bother to make things like Visas, Social Security cards and Passports
counterfeit-proof or really hammer the hell out of those who are caught
with them or caught supplying or making them. Nah, better to implant
everyone else. But I digress.
Each chip is a radio frequency device that comes preloaded
with it's own unique identification number "and other data"
that is part of the chip. When needed, an external scanner would send
a radio signal through the skin and trigger the 'dormant' VeriChip,
which would signal back it's information. The number is displayed by
the scanner and the information transmitted to an "FDA compliant
secure data storage site by authorized personnel via telephone or Internet".
And we all know how secure the phone lines and the internet is. I feel
Information I read also added, by way of how damn exciting
this would be, that it can be also be used to locate someone, anywhere,
anytime, with global tracking. Hey wait ....didn't they say it "lays
dormant" until triggered by some at-hand scanner?
So....how can They activate this chip anytime they want, via satellite,
and find anyone who's got one anytime they want to? Oh..I'm digressing
Privacy advocates say the chip is the end of civil liberties
and that it smacks of New World Order. Stealing someone's identity would
be as simple as carving the chip out of them. There's no word on who
the "authorized personnel" would be, what laws there would be
against the data or your personal 'frequency' being sold, tapped or
shared, or how this might be used in ways we'd never know about nor
be able to "prove". It's mentioned that "tagging"
the law abiding, legal citizens or people who are visiting or living
in the country and have followed proper procedures to be here - these
aren't the people that need to be tracked and watched. The ones who
do need to be are certainly not going to line up and get "Chipped".
I feel a rant coming on, so I'm shutting up.
Personally, 'They' will have to threaten me with a fate
worse than death before I'd let them put one of these in me. Say, having
to listen to 12 hours of Bob Dylan or the Grateful Dead.