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Sat Dec 31, 2011, 06:40 PM

FDA approves computer chip for humans

FDA approves computer chip for humans

WASHINGTON ó Medical milestone or privacy invasion? A tiny computer chip approved Wednesday for implantation in a patientís arm can speed vital information about a patientís medical history to doctors and hospitals. But critics warn that it could open new ways to imperil the confidentiality of medical records.

The Food and Drug Administration said Wednesday that Applied Digital Solutions of Delray Beach, Fla., could market the VeriChip, an implantable computer chip about the size of a grain of rice, for medical purposes.

With the pinch of a syringe, the microchip is inserted under the skin in a procedure that takes less than 20 minutes and leaves no stitches. Silently and invisibly, the dormant chip stores a code that releases patient-specific information when a scanner passes over it.

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Chip's dual uses raise alarm
The VeriChip itself contains no medical records, just codes that can be scanned, and revealed, in a doctorís office or hospital. With that code, the health providers can unlock that portion of a secure database that holds that personís medical information, including allergies and prior treatment. The electronic database, not the chip, would be updated with each medical visit.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/6237364/ns/health-health_care/t/fda-approves-computer-chip-humans/

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Reply FDA approves computer chip for humans (Original post)
The Straight Story Dec 2011 OP
limpyhobbler Dec 2011 #1
get the red out Dec 2011 #2
ProgressiveProfessor Dec 2011 #6
HopeHoops Dec 2011 #3
Angry Dragon Dec 2011 #4
Posteritatis Dec 2011 #5
Trillo Dec 2011 #7
Jello Biafra Dec 2011 #10
thelordofhell Dec 2011 #8
Dont_Bogart_the_Pretzel Dec 2011 #9
Historic NY Dec 2011 #11
Louisiana1976 Dec 2011 #12
AdHocSolver Jan 2012 #13
MilesColtrane Jan 2012 #14
sakabatou Jan 2012 #15
jmowreader Jan 2012 #16

Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Sat Dec 31, 2011, 06:46 PM

1. I would rather not have a computer chip implanted under my skin.

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I hope it doesn't become one of those informal requirements of our society, such as having a credit card, a checking account, providing your social security number everywhere, etc.




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Response to limpyhobbler (Reply #1)

Sat Dec 31, 2011, 06:52 PM

2. I agree!!!

I would not want to see people worrying about being "scanned" for eligibility for insurance or even a job. Who ever dreamed that credit reports would knock people out of employment but they do now. We may end up finding ourselves in a world where you can't risk medical treatment unless there is nothing at all wrong with you, so you can get "points" for that on your chip.

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Response to limpyhobbler (Reply #1)

Sat Dec 31, 2011, 07:12 PM

6. Yet being "chipped" is becoming the norm for domestic animals

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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Sat Dec 31, 2011, 06:56 PM

3. I've been warning about this for years. RFID is evil.

 

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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Sat Dec 31, 2011, 07:05 PM

4. Big Brother is watching

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Sat Dec 31, 2011, 07:07 PM

5. Panic! Panic! Panic! Panic! (nt)

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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Sat Dec 31, 2011, 07:25 PM

7. "The microchips have already been implanted in 1 million pets."

In the past year I was asked to adopt a cat that had this chip implanted, and I didn't want the chip in the animal. A search of the Internet said that they could be removed. So, I called all the local vets in town. Not one of them would even consider removing it. If it was removed, one of the receptionists said after consulting the vet, it would be very expensive, they said first it had to be located. Apparently they migrate. Upon further questioning, it was actually a refusal to remove it.

http://jacques.prestreau.pagesperso-orange.fr/tortues/pdf/puce-cancers/albrecht-microchip-cancer-synopsis-1.pdf

I meant to add, that if a hospital put one in me as a condition of service, I would want to make sure they included removal of it upon discharge.



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Response to Trillo (Reply #7)

Sat Dec 31, 2011, 08:30 PM

10. I have to chime in on this.....those so called safe microchips are dangerous

http://www.dogsnaturallymagazine.com/microchips-pet/

would never have my dogs subjected to that. Besides, you have to be at close range to detect a pet with one.

More proof that we live in a Nazi police state...wish I could leave this country minimally, more like I want to leave this planet.....

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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Sat Dec 31, 2011, 07:45 PM

8. I guess medical bracelets are so last century

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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Sat Dec 31, 2011, 08:01 PM

9. Just who is gonna pay for this?

That's right, the 99%... because I'm sure the 1% won't have to worry about getting "tagged".

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Sat Dec 31, 2011, 09:03 PM

11. That ought to send the wing dings over the edge....

paging Christine o"Donnell

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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Sat Dec 31, 2011, 09:17 PM

12. It's the Mark of the Beast!

(Sarcasm)

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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Sun Jan 1, 2012, 01:58 AM

13. These chips can and most likely will be used to track people's movements.

About three years ago there was a movie on television about such a system being implemented in the UK.

The movie was fiction (I assume). I can't remember why they were putting "chips" in people. It was a British film, which means it was difficult to understand.

However, chip readers were placed all over England to track people's movements. Readers were placed in train stations, bus stations, and airports. They were placed in stores, libraries, hospitals, just about everywhere.

However, these chips turned out not to be passive. They could be reprogrammed, and it turns out were being used to release deadly viruses into selected individuals.

The only purpose of embedding chips into people is to make it difficult to remove them. The necessary information could be just as easily put on a card, like a credit card, and if necessary, worn like a dog tag.

This technology suggests the same mentality and purpose of the tattooing of ID numbers on concentration camp inmates by Germany during WWII.

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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Sun Jan 1, 2012, 02:03 AM

14. Just wait until cortical implants are the only way to communicate with the machines.

Your mind will either be refined or you'll be left behind.

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Sun Jan 1, 2012, 02:24 AM

15. I'll stick to my dog tags.

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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Sun Jan 1, 2012, 10:54 PM

16. When's the Verbal Morality Statute coming out?

I mean, come on: didn't anyone designing this see Demolition Man and think maybe planting chips in people was a BAD thing?

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