Animal Tags for People?

I think I remember seeing a sci-fi movie similar to this once. I’ve always said that if someone can think of something for a book or movie, then one day it will be real.

There are those who will say that if you have nothing to hide this is no big deal. They are the same ones who think the patriot act is a greater than the constitution too. Well, I have nothing to hide either, BUT I’ll be damned if I’ll ever be comfortable with constantly being monitored and watched. I just think it is way too creepy to know my every movement is monitored. All this time I was under the impression that our personal privacy was a sacred thing in this country. Silly me.

Under the federally supported National Animal Identification System (NAIS), digital tags are expected to be affixed to the U.S.’s 40 million farm animals to enable regulators to track and respond quickly to disease, bioterrorism, and other calamities. Opponents have many fears about this plan, among them that it could be the forerunner of a similar system for humans. The theory, circulated in blogs, goes like this: You test it on the animals first, demonstrating the viability of the radio frequency identification devices (RFIDs) to monitor each and every animal’s movements and health history from birth to death, and then move on to people.

Well, all you conspiracy buffs, let me introduce you to Kevin McGrath and Scott Silverman.

McGrath heads a small, growing company that makes RFID chips for animals…and people.

Silverman heads a second company that sells the rice-size people chips, which are the only ones with Food & Drug Administration (FDA) approval, for implantation in an individual’s right biceps. They carry an identity marker that would be linked to medical records. His goal is to create “the first RFID company for people.”

Human-Chip Company Plans IPO

And exactly how safe are these things?


~ by swfreedomlover on November 25, 2007.

One Response to “Animal Tags for People?”

  1. This is scary as hell! If we thought big brother was watching us back in the 70s this puts that all in prospective! One can only imagine that should you not conform to the governments desires, your chip would be turned off and you would no longer exist.

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