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Friday, February 25, 2005

Ahh, the Verichip!

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Called VeriChip, the chip is an implantable radiofrequency identification (RFID) microchip with a microtransponder, an inserter, a proprietary handheld scanner, and a secure database containing the patient-approved health information. The chip is about the size of a grain of rice. It is inserted under the skin in a brief outpatient procedure, and cannot be seen with the human eye.

So I don't know what everyone's beef is with the Verichip. Could it be the Mark of the Beast? Maybe...but that is not for like 3.5 years at the earliest (according to the book of Revelation). The technology looks cool, although for a couple of hundred bucks you could have big brother all over you (something I wouldn't recommend). But it does look cool...maybe I should visit their HQ in Florida?

Probably not as Gas prices are a little bit too high. Here is more about the chip from the company:
The VeriChip miniaturized Radio Frequency Identifcation (RFID) Device is the core of all VeriChip applications. About the size of a grain of rice, each VeriChip contains a unique verification number, which can be used to access a subscriber-supplied database providing personal related information. And unlike conventional forms of identification, VeriChip cannot be lost, stolen, misplaced or counterfeited.

Once implanted just under the skin, via a quick, painless outpatient procedure (much like getting a shot), the VeriChip can be scanned when necessary with a proprietary VeriChip scanner. A small amount of Radio Frequency Energy passes from the scanner energizing the dormant VeriChip, which then emits a radio frequency signal transmitting the individuals unique verification (VeriChipID) number.

The VeriChip Subscriber Number then provides instant access to the Global VeriChip Subscriber (GVS) Registry - through secure, password protected web access to subscriber-supplied information. This data is maintained by state-of-the-art GVS Registry Operations Centers located in Riverside, California and Owings, Maryland.

According to Forbes this technology has been approved by Uncle Sam already.

An implantable microchip with an identifying number is designed to ensure easy access to secure patient health information by enabling healthcare providers to retrieve patient information, such as blood type, stored in computers. The chip has been cleared for medical use by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

It is doubtful that such a device will become "mandatory" in the near future with Bush, but what about the next President? (say Hillary or Condi) Selah!

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