A Future of Body Chipping?
Some government programs and cities are making this RFID “chipping” mandatory. And it’s now becoming more acceptable to use biometrics and RFIDs on people.
Supporters say this chipping could help track lost or kidnapped children, or Alzheimer’s patients who wander off. But they can also be used to control a person’s actions.
One Florida school is requiring students to have their biometrics checked before they get food from the cafeteria. And a Miami university hospital has embedded microchips to track whether medical workers are washing their hands.
This chipping may seem strange now, but Ostrolenk suggested it’ll become commonplace as it spreads.
“So the next generation arises and says, ‘Well, that’s kind of normal. Of course you need a device to keep track of you to make sure you don’t get kidnapped or lost or into trouble,’” he said.
How about you? Are you willing to have an RFID chip implanted under your skin when someone tells you it’s for your own good?