VeriChip wants to chip every US soldier|
Posted Aug 24th 2006 5:43AM
Despite some pretty
significant security concerns, everyone's favorite futurific company VeriChip is looking to get
its chips under the skin of the largest group of people yet: the entire US
According to the DC Examiner, the company is lobbying the Pentagon to
choose its RFID tags as a
replacement for the famous metal dog tags, making information like a person's
name and complete medical record instantly available with the swipe of an RFID
Needless to say, not everyone's sold on the idea, with veterans' groups
and some members of Congress already raising concerns.
There doesn't seem to be
any indication as to when a decision might be made, although given VeriChip's political
connections, we wouldn't be so quick to bet against it.
Original article: engadget
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