I have one from Texas Instruments,its a passive RFID tag not active no big deal to add GPS for short range apps but can easily be defeated with Tin foil.
I don’t get the biblical mark of beast paranoia thing, since Im sure the tech did not exist that far back. I’ll look into upgrading mine to add GPS.
By Alan DeRossett on Nov 19, 2012 at 1:12pm
I already thought of an invention with this sort of biologic technology and I then became persistent to accomplish it before someone else had thought of such an invention by forming a mastermind group and acquiring money in order to make it before someone else had thought of it. Which clearly someone already has, or is :(
Debit, Credit cards and ID’s (wallets) in our fingers…
By Jordan on Nov 20, 2012 at 3:55pm
All of the positives mentioned are a fantastic improvement, but it would be unwise to rely on just one technology to replace all of those others.
One reason is because people generally don’t want to be tagged and tracked everywhere they go, and everything they say and do recorded. Then again, some do. This has to be adopted voluntarily. Secondly, as Alan DeRossett pointed out, the technology still is very primitive in this stage of development, not to mention the large size of the device. Something 1/4 the size or smaller, and global in abilities, would be optimal and worth the insertion.
We can avoid many of the negatives, and speed up adoption by the global population if people are given a choice to use it, and not have it forced on them, and if everyone is aware that the previous methods of the uses of the new technology it replaces remain available in case they are not satisfied with the new RFID system, for whatever reasons, religious or practical.
I look forward to the progress in this tech.
By Kevin George Haskell on Nov 20, 2012 at 5:11pm
Sorry No.. not trusting our government with that much info of my location. I do have to admit that most of that stuff is an improvement but I dont trust it. My opinion is it should be optional for Americans to take part, not mandatory. Just think of all the things that the government/employer could do to you if they found you somewhere else? Our society will turn into a controlled camp with no way to get out. Lets say the government goes corrupt, and you as citizens cant stop them because every time you attempt they can TRACK you. What about computer errors? Oops hard drive corruption 200,000 citizens have just now lost their citizenship temporarily. What about hackers? If you’ve ever seen “the Net” a movie starring Sandra Bullock where a company known as gregg microsystems created a new security program called “gatekeeper” to so call protect people who buy it. The US outfitted their whole systems with it to find its a faulty program. Sandra Bullock discovers that the program was made by cyber terrorists and then the people who made gatekeeper changed her identity completely, including adding criminal records to put her in jail. The point is that movie was made in 1995 and she was still stuck. Imagine how bad it would be if you woke up to find that your identity is changed and have no PHYSICAL proof, just a chip in your hand saying your new name could be Michael Johnson and that you have a brand new history of criminal acts registered in your finger. Sorry this country would become tough to live in. Taking a sick day for going somewhere and getting fired? Im sorry but chipping should be optional. Also that digital currency idea is absolutely terrible. All you would have is a number on a computer and no physical proof you have that much. Again hackers, if they hack the system, they can change their “number” and instantly, OMG I went from 200 bucks to 3 million dollars! :D Any system can be hacked given the right amount of time. With all that I will leave you all with one thought, if our currency, identity, and life is one chip, think of how bad it would be if there was an error. “ERROR 404 HARD DRIVE CORRUPTION all data has been lost” http://www.devtopics.com/20-famous-software-disasters/
By Trevor Allen on Apr 02, 2013 at 12:15am