RFID Chips In People?

RFID

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Slashdot reports,

CNET has reported that Japanese schoolchildren in the city of Osaka will be tagged with RFID tags. Apparently this is in addition to the trial program in Tabe that The Register reported earlier, where parents can track their children on their way to school.

See also, Politech, Mexican officials get selves chipped with implants in arms.

[Original draft 7/14/2004. In preparation for my blog redesign, I found draft blog posts that somehow never made it to publication. This is one of them.]

2010: Still weird, I hope. Of course RFID in pets and livestock is becoming commonplace, so maybe people are not far behind.

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4 Responses to RFID Chips In People?

  1. Just me says:

    Yes, still VERY weird.

  2. Keith says:

    I just came across this wonderful application for RFID:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m813H9D4S18

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