Wednesday, March 15, 2006

 

Human chip implants: embedding pitfalls

Two questions about the wisdom of implanting data chips into human beings for medical tracking purposes (The Washington Post), beyond the usual concerns about privacy:

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Responding to my own article: I ascertained that the chip's design and placement is compatible with MRI.
 
Thanks for your interest in VeriChip - and your follow-up. Indeed, you are right. Establishing MRI compatability was an important part of the FDA approval process.

To answer your first question, the VeriChip microchip is a read-only decice. The informaiton on the chip (which only contains a unique 16-digit number and no personal information) cannot be altered.

-John Procter
VeriChip Spokesman
 

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