Friday, May 21, 2004

Implantable RFIDs for nightclub VIPs

Boing Boing: Implantable RFIDs for nightclub VIPs
Club kids who want VIP status at the popular Baja Beach Club in Barcelona can now get implanted with a radio frequency identification (RFID) tag. For 25 euro, customers can have an Applied Digital Solutions VeriChip, the size of a grain of rice, injected into his or her upper arm. Makes it easier to run a tab.

I wonder if this is true, but it will happen for real sooner or later. Kids, with their odd aesthetics, will go first.

I used to defend privacy, but it was a losing fight. Now I'm a charter member of the 'Transparent Society'. Next will come my chip. Although maybe I'm too old ...

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