p2pnet.net News:- In October, 2002, Palm Beach technology company Applied Digital Solutions said its VeriChip subsidiary had signed a $9 million distribution deal with Mexican private security firm Sistemas de Proteccion Integral de Mexico.
“VeriChip is a miniaturized radio frequency identification device,” continued the South Florida Business Journal. “About the size of a grain of rice, a VeriChip contains a unique verification number, captured by passing a scanner over the VeriChip.”
The story quoted Enrique Gonzalez, general director of Sistemas de Proteccion Integral, as saying he thought VeriChip “and other Applied” products would “help resolve serious security issues in Mexico, but he did not say what those problems are or how VeriChip may help with them”.
In July, Mexican attorney general Rafael Macedo de la Concha announced he had an RFID spy chip in his arm.
Now the US Food and Drug Administration has approved an implantable computer chip, “that can pass a patient’s medical details to doctors, speeding care,” says a Newsday story, going on:
“VeriChips, radio frequency microchips the size of a grain of rice, have already been used to identify wayward pets and livestock. And nearly 200 people working in Mexico’s attorney general’s office have been implanted with chips to access secure areas containing sensitive documents.”
With the pinch of a syringe, the article says, the microchip is inserted under the skin and, “Silently and invisibly, the dormant chip stores a code … that releases patient-specific information when a scanner passes over the chip.”
“One US state reckons it’s cracked how to keep track of all of its 44,000 prison inmates,” said the Portland Independent Media Centre in August. “RFID-chip them.”
The Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction (ODRH) approved a $415,000 contract to give the Alanco Technologies tracking technology a whirl.
“The pilot project will run at the Ross Correctional Facility in Chillicothe, Ohio,” says the report. “If all goes well, the technology could be rolled out to all of the state’s inmates in 33 separate facilities. Inmates will wear ‘wristwatch-sized’ transmitters that can detect if prisoners have been trying to remove them and send an alert to prison computers.
“Staff will also wear the technology on their belts so they can be tracked for security purposes. Warders can activate an alarm themselves but the alert will also be sent if the transmitter is forcibly removed or the warder is knocked down.”
California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger starred in a movie in which he wore a really dynamite collar embedded with a spy-chip. It would blow his head off if he went outside a proscribed area.
It’s already been amply demonstrated that business, enforcement and security interests (in order of importance) supercede all others.
An injectable spy chip that doesn’t have to be worn and that carries all kinds of data and tells the Powers that Be not only exactly where you are, but exactly who you are?
Have you seen The Bourne Supremacy?
arm – Mexican AG has spy chip, p2pnet, August 2, 2004
VeriChip – Applied to sell $9M in VeriChips to Mexican firm, South Florida Business Journal, October 1, 2002
medical details – FDA Approves Use of Chip in Patients, Newsday, October 13, 2004
prison inmates – 44,000 PRISON INMATES TO BE RFID-CHIPPED, Portland Independent Media Centre, August 2, 2004