…According to Washington Post reporter Rob Stein (March 15), some docs are recommending people be “chipped” like dogs.
…Pretty soon, if these visionary-entrepreneurs have their way, the ED doc will be able to pass a wand over you and get the scoop.
…It’s called the VeriChip, and the manufacturer has zeroed in on the nation’s capital, equipping EDs to read the things.
…Doesn’t this sound a little “Minority Report”-ish? These devices are currently implanted in livestock and canines—but Grandma?
…The rice-grain sized doodad is implanted in the back of your arm and generates a 16-digit number the ED doc can tap into on a computer and get your records.
…Getting “chipped” costs about $200 bucks and involves a large-bore needle.
…Large-bore needle. HA is out.
…Oh, yes, and they can be scanned from a distance and people tracked with them, say critics.
...Let’s chip the nice folks at the NSA first.