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:
Could unscrupulous types use data writing apparatus to record false information on people's chips, endangering their safety?
- Aren't these chips the type of metallic implant that could hinder the use of MRI to diagnose medical conditions?
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.