Is This Big Brother?

There’s been talk around for a while about Radio-Frequency Identification (RFID). It’s only recently that I’ve started reading more about it, and what I’m learning doesn’t comfort me in the least.

There are those who will say that if you have nothing to hide you have nothing to worry about. Well, I disagree! I have nothing to hide, but the idea that I can be tagged and tracked, just creeps me out completely. What comes to my mind immediately is the movie “The Net” starring Sandra Bullock, where she inadvertently becomes the victim of cyber crime. Her identity is erased and given to someone else, and she finds that she has an identity of someone with a police record. It’s actually a very good movie, and the reality of it is frightening.

Here’s some things I’ve come across regarding RFID:

Perspective: RFID tags: Big Brother in small packages
By Declan McCullagh
Published: January 13, 2003, 6:26 AM PST
Could we be constantly tracked through our clothes, shoes or even our cash in the future?

I’m not talking about having a microchip surgically implanted beneath your skin, which is what Applied Digital Systems of Palm Beach, Fla., would like to do. Nor am I talking about John Poindexter’s creepy Total Information Awareness spy-veillance system, which I wrote about last week.

Instead, in the future, we could be tracked because we’ll be wearing, eating and carrying objects that are carefully designed to do so.

Then there’s:

On February 22, 2007, the VeriChip Corporation and Alzheimer’s Community Care, Inc. announced their plan to conduct a medical study involving the implantation of 200 Alzheimer’s patients with a VeriChip microchip implant. The device will be injected into the patients’ flesh for a two-year experiment to study the effectiveness and safety of the implants.

Alzheimer’s Community Care officials have indicated that the microchip implantation could begin as soon as May.

Medical experimentation on Alzheimer’s patients raises profound issues of informed consent. We strongly believe that cognitively impaired individuals should not be used in medical experimentation of this type.

Not only is injecting potentially harmful microchips into people who cannot say “no” ethically problematic, it is in direct violation of VeriChip’s longstanding position that no one should be involuntarily implanted with their product. In its press release, VeriChip acknowledges that the patients being implanted “cannot speak for themselves.”

There is plenty of information online about RFID. Here’s a few more for your reading pleasure:

Why Advocates and Lawmakers are Concerned About Involuntary Microchipping

Welcome to the Cashless Society Control Grid

California bans forced RFID implants for humans


~ by swfreedomlover on January 9, 2008.

4 Responses to “Is This Big Brother?”

  1. Oh, it’s been done. I can’t remember where I read it, but some people were getting chips installed on their kids so they could track them, “just in case someone kidnapped them”.

    Why can’t they just watch their kids like I do?

  2. I’ve read where these RFID chips are directly linked to tumors growing. There is medical evidence that the surgical implantation of these chips have also burned people when they get too close to certain machines. The medical experimentation going on in the American population through the bribes, kick-backs, and medical fraud by the FDA is unpardonable! The corruption of these Government officials is inexcusable. It begs the question, “What’s in the water?” Sheeple WAKE UP!!!

  3. You should see what they are doing here in the UK…


  4. Hi Feesch, I have CNN in my face all day here at work, and I see what is going on there, not to mention all the links I get. I’m on several smokers’ rights forums and we track everything there, not just smoking issues. It’s mind boggling.

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