Monday, August 30, 2004

Random RFID Update: The politics of chipping humans

Michael Kanellos' Idea of implanting ID tags raises Orwellian fears lays out quite a few salient issues in the privacy vs. accountability debate.

Selected quote:

As such tagging systems become more widely known, some industries that hadn't been expected to use the technology are considering innovative applications of it. A South Carolina firearms maker, FN Manufacturing, is evaluating the technology for use in "smart guns" equipped with grip sensors that would allow only their owners to use them.


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