RFID body implants as an ID card

00 - RFID - 3CF51F2200000578-4203148-The_chips_used_at_NewFusion_which_cost_around_100_each_about_85_-a-19_1486556325488It’s not science fiction. Employees of a Belgian marketing company have the option of having microchips implanted in their body for personal identification purposes.

The chips contain personal information and give access to the computer systems associated with the company’s server, in order to replace the existing identity cards. These devices raise controversies about personal safety, on the level of individual freedom, the system being able to track people’s movements.

NewFusion, a Belgian marketing company, proposes to its employees the installation of an RFID chip. These radio frequency identification (RFID) chips are the size of a grain of rice and store personal security information that can be transmitted over short distances by means of special receivers.

RFID chips are used in contactless cards, including bank cards and the Oyster system which is used by more than 10 million people for payment of public transport in London. These chips are also similar to those implanted in pets for control purposes.

The chips offered by NewFusion cost about £ 100 each (£ 85 or $ 106) and are inserted between the thumb and forefinger. More and more people are choosing to adopt the practice, known as “biohacking.” Implant kits can be purchased online, and include a sterile injector with a pre-charged chip and sterile gauze. The chips can be used for a range of applications, allowing access to recording properties in computers or even starting motor vehicles.

An estimated 10,000 people around the world use microchip technology inside their bodies. NewFusion is not the first company to offer RFID implants to its staff. In 2015, a Swedish company used this process to control the photocopier, access to the company restaurant and access security. See also http://themissouriinjuryblog.com/

© 2015 Strategies Telecoms & Multimedia | Contact |  -