<!-- Begin meta tags generated by ORblogs --> </meta name="keywords" content="progressive, liberal, politics, government, edit, language, grammar, accuracy, honesty, clarity, world, news, media" /> </> <!-- End meta tags generated by ORblogs -->> Editor at Large: Here it comes...

Wednesday, October 13, 2004

Here it comes...

Do you understand why, exactly, 200 people working in Mexico's attorney general's office already have these implants? Are they just guinea pigs for the rest of us?

The Food and Drug Administration has okayed an implantable radio frequency microchip that can transmit information on a patient's medical history to doctors in the event of an emergency. VeriChips, made by Applied Digital Solutions, are already in use as a way to track wayward pets and livestock, and nearly 200 people working in Mexico's attorney general's office have had the chips implanted in order to access secure areas. The tiny chips, which are embedded under the skin with a syringe, are programmed with a code similar to the UPC codes on retail goods, which releases patient-specific information on such issues as allergies and prior treatments when scanned. (AP 13 Oct 2004)



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