Digital Culture –| 2008

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Verichip: The Human barcode.

The first time i heard of Verichip was on a documentary by Alex Jones called prison planet. ( If your aware of Alex Jones content you would know he is against the use of this chip.

I agree that it is advantageous to use it for tracking products during transportation, but not for marketing purposes… only for logistics.

Verichip takes this to a new level. Gives anyone the ability to scan you and read personal details without your permission. I have been a number for a long time now (eg: SID rtom8415) ;P . but giving people the ability to scan you is stretching civil liberty a bit too far. Unfortunately this is inevitable because it is the most obvious route of evolution for this current technology.

I have noticed that alot of the media outlets support the verichip in particular (not just the technology but the company), These include: Fox, CNN, CNBC

This video was found on

Fox News Promotes verichip:

Fox news, promotes RFID tags even though they state that the verichip caused cancer in lap rats!

The Verichip on CNBC

CNBC reports that a man who wanted to get the RFID tag had to do so via a friend who is a surgeon because the Food And Drug administration does not support it…. yet.

I think its interesting that the reason for americans losing alot of their rights actually gave birth to the Verichip…

“The roots of VeriChip trace back to the events of September 11, 2001 when New York firemen were writing their badge ID numbers on their chests in case they were found injured or unconscious”

Written by rust3d

August 25, 2008 at 7:56 am

Posted in week 1–3

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  1. Wow the guy featured is obviousloy a technology nut, and unaware of the “big brother” concepts we have discussed in class…


    September 8, 2008 at 5:49 pm

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