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New Chip Can Be Implanted in Humans
    #1732197 - 07/20/03 12:01 PM (20 years, 7 months ago)

New Chip Can Be Implanted in Humans

Associated Press Writer

July 18, 2003, 8:10 AM EDT

MEXICO CITY -- Borrowing from technology for tracking pets, a U.S. company on Thursday launched Mexican sales of microchips that can be implanted under a person's skin and used to confirm health history and identity.

The microchips, already available in the United States, could tap into a growing industry surrounding Mexico's criminal concerns. Kidnappings, robberies and fraud are common here, and Mexicans are constantly looking for ways to protect themselves against crime.

The microchip, the size of a grain of rice, is implanted in the arm or hip. Hospital officials and security guards use a scanning device to download a serial number, which they then use to access blood type, name and other information on a computer.

In a two-hour presentation, Palm Beach, Fla.-based Applied Digital Solutions Inc. introduced reporters to the VeriChip and used a syringe-like device and local anesthetic to implant a sample in the right arm of employee Carlos Altamirano.

"It doesn't hurt at all," he said. "The whole process is just painless."

Another chip user, Luis Valdez, who is diabetic, said the chip is "as innovative to me as the cell phone."

In the United States, the Food and Drug Administration has said it would not regulate the implant as long as it contains no medical data. Thus, the information is stored in a separate database and not on the chip itself. Although regulations are different in Mexico, the Mexican version of the chip will still use the database framework.

Antonio Aceves, the director of the Mexican company in charge of distributing the chip here, said that in the first year of sales, the company hoped to implant chips in 10,000 people and ensure that at least 70 percent of all hospitals had the technology to read the devices.

One chip costs $150 and has a $50 annual fee. The scanning device and related software cost $1,200. Users can update and manage their chips' information by calling a 24-hour customer service line.

Similar technology has been used on dogs and cats as a way to identify the pets if they are lost or stolen.

Company officials said they are working on developing similar technology that would use satellites to help find people who may have been kidnapped.

While the idea of using the chip to track people has raised privacy concerns in the United States, the idea has been popular with Mexicans.

For now, VeriChip can help confirm a kidnap victim's identity only after a body is found.

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This really reminds me of the holocaust. My uncle Leonard was given a little tatoo on his arm with a number identifying him on it after he was taken to a death camp. He was shortly afterwards shot in the head by a NAZI guard who was displeased with him. I hate the g-damn NAZIs. I don't think they even realize what that means to someone. No implants for me, only over my dead body. I'm not kidding I mean it, never again. The only way any government is going to brand me like that is to kill me first.

"If the foundations be destroyed, what can the righteous do."-King Solomon

And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels,

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Re: New Chip Can Be Implanted in Humans [Re: Ellis Dee]
    #1732210 - 07/20/03 12:07 PM (20 years, 7 months ago)

aw fuckk

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Re: New Chip Can Be Implanted in Humans [Re: Ellis Dee]
    #1732236 - 07/20/03 12:19 PM (20 years, 7 months ago)

Welcome to the new police state!

Once, men turned their thinking over to machines in the hope that this would set them free.
But that only permitted other men with machines to enslave them.

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Re: New Chip Can Be Implanted in Humans [Re: trendal]
    #1733509 - 07/20/03 10:20 PM (20 years, 7 months ago)

i want to take out my brain , and put it in a machine, this organic body is too...obsolete...it sucks getting hurt.


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