Skip to comments.US group implants electronic tags in workers
Posted on 02/12/2006 4:28:09 PM PST by wagglebee
An Ohio company has embedded silicon chips in two of its employees - the first known case in which US workers have been tagged electronically as a way of identifying them.
CityWatcher.com, a private video surveillance company, said it was testing the technology as a way of controlling access to a room where it holds security video footage for government agencies and the police.
Embedding slivers of silicon in workers is likely to add to the controversy over RFID technology, widely seen as one of the next big growth industries.
RFID chips inexpensive radio transmitters that give off a unique identifying signal have been implanted in pets or attached to goods so they can be tracked in transit.
There are very serious privacy and civil liberty issues of having people permanently numbered, said Liz McIntyre, who campaigns against the use of identification technology.
But Sean Darks, chief executive of CityWatcher, said the glass-encased chips were like identity cards. They are planted in the upper right arm of the recipient, and read by a device similar to a cardreader.
Theres nothing pulsing or sending out a signal, said Mr Darks, who has had a chip in his own arm. Its not a GPS chip. My wife cant tell where I am.
The technologys defenders say it is acceptable as long as it is not compulsory. But critics say any implanted device could be used to track the wearer without their knowledge.
VeriChip the US company that made the devices and claims to have the only chips that have been approved by the Food and Drug Administration said the implants were designed primarily for medical purposes.
So far around 70 people in the US have had the implants, the company said.
I do not like this either..... I really cannot believe someone would actually agree to do this.....there must have been a financial incentive
I don't need a chip because the State of Missouri tracks anyone by their cell phone. Creepy.
Next step, employees will be intestinated - see the film "Fortress" with Christopher Lambert.
This is the most significant freedom/liberty issue currently on the table.
Those who submit to this are leading humanity toward slavery.
And I'm not talking some kind of religious issue. I'm simply speaking to the obvious long-term results of such technology.
It will be abused. "Power corrupts; absolute power corrupts absolutely."
This article is without the usual innuendos/word plays of a hoax article, so one is left to ask, "What's in a name?".
I'm betting he has a silent partner named Mr. Hyde forming the duo known as Darks/Hyde.
I agree. Apart for all the theological "end times" stuff we could get into, this seems to me to be ripe for "identity" theft and abuse. I think people need to think hard and long about this (which they won't do). It sound cool and neat. Having your medical records in one place is one thing. Having all your information in the palm of your hand is a little bit more scarier. Personally I like my stuff being a little bit convoluted.
I think its an excellant idea for the illegals, muslims and sex offenders.
And go a step further to have a microcharge of HE if they screw up.
If one muzzie in the US blows him or herself up 100 random muzzies also self detonate with imbedded micro explosives.
I wish these were in the 80's. I could of used them when I lived in Los Angeles with both of my ex-wives.
Cue the Theremin.
Hahaha. Good thinking, Dain Bramage! ;-)
I'm waiting for the first post that says: " Its a condition of your employment. If you don't like it, don't work there. "
I bet they thought they could just slide that by us. Not in million years.
No, it will be termed 'mandatory compliance'. This is something for which there needs to be a Constitutional amendment. There will be too many ways to weasel around the 13th.
Anyone come at me with a RFID tag and I'll blow they're head off. Not me, not in a million years will I adopt the mark of the beast.
The UN Plan for Your Mental Health (UNESCO)
Healthy People 2010
Before Bill Clinton left office, he authorized 2001 an 84% increase in the government's investment in nanotechnology research and development, National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI) http://clinton4.nara.gov/WH/New/html/20000121_4.html and made it a top priority.
* This governmental increase has been combined with non-governmental organizations (NGO) and grant programs. These NGOs have been creating partnerships with existing governmental agencies and masking initiatives as Federal and State grant reward programs. They are not.
* Here, at the CDC is an overview of what is called, Healthy People 2010 http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/about/otheract/hpdata2010/abouthp.htm .
* As you can see from www.cdc.gov/nchs/about/otheract/hpdata2010/abouthp.htm, the initiative is driven with 28 different categories. All of these categories have grant award programs that are awarding monies through various agencies to promote a healthy initiative program'. Some of the programs alone, sound harmless. When they are tied together though, they are disturbing.
* Former President Clinton's budget for his NATIONAL NANOTECHNOLOGY INITIATIVE is fueled by funding from the National Nanotechnology Initiative, National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, Department of Homeland Security, Department of Energy and the Department of Defense in combination with private and nonprofit funds from non-governmental organizations.
These funds now make available monies for grant projects for:
Focus Areas at a Glance (28)
* Access to Quality Health Services
* Arthritis, Osteoporosis and Chronic Back Conditions
* Chronic Kidney Disease
* Disability and Secondary Conditions
* Educational and Community-Based Programs
* Environmental Health
* Family Planning
* Food Safety
* Health Communication
* Heart Disease and Stroke
* Immunizations and Infectious Diseases
* Nutrition and Overweight
* Injury and Violence Prevention
* Maternal, Infant, and Child Health
* Medical Product Safety
* Mental Health and Mental Disorders
* Occupational Safety and Health
* Oral Health
* Physical Activity and Fitness
* Public Health Infrastructure
* Respiratory Diseases
* Sexually Transmitted Diseases -STD
* Substance Abuse
* Tobacco Use
* Vision and Hearing
* An association, state, or company applies for the grants to fund these initiatives
* In turn they authorize a Freedom of Information Release to all their data. This is a sample of the data collected from a grant application. All the data requirements are the same, the only difference is the partnered agency that is acting as a liaison for relaying the data. Example, this one below is using the USDA as the partnered liaison. If this was a hospital application, it would say the CDC.
How do you say No NAIS in Japanese?
Safe and Secure Food Act of 2005
USDA steps up efforts to track livestock
National Property Owners
Full research sections on National Animal Identification System (NAIS)
Healthy People 2010
Information on where the funding came from for NAIS
Animal Tagging and SCHOOL LUNCHES???
Information on some of the partners on these posts
Digital Angel and Microchip
Info on the technology that will be used for the tagging
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