Doctor, There's a Chip In My Butt!
Now Wisconsin may become the nation's first state to 1) ban implantation of RFID microchips as a condition of employment and 2) (get this!) ban implantation without a person's knowledge. So...setting aside the obvious privacy issue, can anyone imagine a scenario where an employer would try to "tag" you without your knowledge?
Puts that celebratory lunch on your first day in a whole new light, doesn't it?
Ain't the Great Democracy grand...
Also, in this surreal situation, could a chip be removed from one person and planted into someone else? Would the information on the chip be ruined by removing it? I just wondered if someone could try to change their identity by stealing a chip from a cadaver or patient and then implanting it on themselves.
Kathy, what's so stupid about this is that a third-party security firm hacked the RFID chips from the outside (read all the data and substituted their own, I think).
I guess your question turns on the actual content of the chip. Since it's enclosed in a glass/plastic bead, the info probably wouldn't be damaged by removing it. So a determined attacker could get the notion to cut it out of your bicep (just a more extreme example of stealing one's keycard).
But it might also be the case that what's on the chip must be compared with something in your head. Say the chip has the first half of a password, and you have the second half. Then the chip is worthless even if it's removed. All depends on what the company uses the chip for, I guess...
I have enough trouble dealing with real life without moving off into the Hollywood (or wherever it is these days) version of life.
Never happen. Neocons don't feel that there is anything useful to learn form studying the habits of liberals, progressives, or anybody not of their species for that matter. :-)