Saturday, December 06, 2008


Radio-frequency identification (RFID) is an automatic identification method, relying on storing and remotely retrieving data using devices called RFID tags or transponders

The technology requires some extent of cooperation of an RFID reader and an RFID tag.

An RFID tag is an object that can be applied to or incorporated into a product, animal, or person for the purpose of identification and tracking using radio waves.

Some tags can be read from several meters away and beyond the line of sight of the reader.

Implantable RFID tags or transponders can be used for animal and human identification.

The transponders are more well-known as passive RFID technology, or simply "Chips" on animals and humans

Amal has two RFID implants, one in each hand.

His left hand contains a 3mm by 13mm EM4102 glass RFID tag that was implanted by a cosmetic surgeon using a scalpel to make a very small cut, into which the implant was placed.

His right hand contains a 2mm by 12mm Philips HITAG 2048 S implant with crypto-security features and 255 bytes of read/write memory storage space.

It was implanted by a family doctor using an Avid injector kit like the ones used on pets.

He can access his front door, car door, and log into his computer using his implants, and has written a book called RFID Toys, which details how to build these and other RFID enabled projects.

Anyone want to guess what comes next?

Babies to be implanted with RFID chips at birth

One step away

RIFD chips are now in many products and will soon be in many more as their cost comes down and the various technologies improve

Nothing wrong in the benign uses

Its the misuse that must worry us

And what government can resist the idea of more control?

Not many

So be prepared for "soft" campaigns to explain why you should really give up your last freedoms in the name of

Either safety

Or fighting terrorism

Either one or both will be used

In societies where nothing needs to be sold coercion will be the method of introduction

Bye bye freedom

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