US group implants electronic tags in workers
By Richard Waters in San Francisco
Published: February 12 2006 22:02 | Last updated: February 12 2006 22:02
micro chips downAn Ohio company has embedded silicon chips in two of its employees - the first known case in which US workers have been “tagged” electronically as a way of identifying them.
CityWatcher.com, a private video surveillance company, said it was testing the technology as a way of controlling access to a room where it holds security video footage for government agencies and the police.
It is Securific.
you see its things like this which make me laugh at the folks who buy into this whole Singularity Buisness yes Dean I am talking to you ;-. You see for these kinds of high falutin technologies to get that kind of depth in the market they have to...ya know... be things people will accept.
One of two options exist a rejection of the technology (strong privacy) or a embracing of it (strong transperency) neither solution is at this moment one i like real well. The obvious beifits of controling who can access a room are huge. But the abuses that -will- happen are such that a massive influx of the state seems the only application which itself isn't very good.
I am sure a new solution or a mixture of both is what we are going to get but i have to say from my brief cubicle time.... you feel you are not being treated as a human, and now they are going to mark you like an animal
hardly a good project