RFID implant

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by irishgrizzly, Sep 9, 2007.

  1. irishgrizzly macrumors 65816

    irishgrizzly

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    In the company where my partner works (multinational defense firm) they have asked her if she'd be willing to get a RFID implant. They are asking for volunteers for a trial run in the technology. Although they say they'll ever ask for it to be compulsory, she's heard that it is a bad idea not to get one. What are peoples thoughts here on them? I'm not very comfortable with the idea of it. She's had a card with a chip in it for years, which is pretty cool - lets her unlock restricted doors and turns on lights when she sits at her desk. But this seems like a step too far.
     
  2. swiftaw macrumors 603

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  3. pknz macrumors 68020

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    Err, I read just recently (may have been today) that RFID implants were now being linked to tumors or cancer or something...

    I take these things with a pinch of salt usually but I wouldn't be going out to get one either.

    Ill try find the story.
     
  4. swiftaw macrumors 603

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    Too slow, see my post above :D
     
  5. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    Yep, read the same news today. Fuggitaboutit.
     
  6. Sdashiki macrumors 68040

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    dont they do this to dogs n cats?

    granted they dont live 60+ years with it in their bodies, but I havent heard anything bad there...

    im more worried about a SkyNet type future or something. :rolleyes:
     
  7. Leareth macrumors 68000

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    I had one that I put in by accident.
    I kept setting off the security beeper things by store doors.
    and the library.
    I have a post of it somewhere on macrumors but too lazy to look up.

    FYI there are different types of RFID tags - there is a huge difference between passive and active ones.
     

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