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New Chip Can Be Implanted in Humans

  1. Jul 21, 2003 #1

    Ivan Seeking

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    Now there is an interesting twist; get the people themselves to actually pay to be monitored.
     
  4. Jul 22, 2003 #3

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    I can see older people or people with medical conditions lining up to get that implant.
     
  5. Jul 22, 2003 #4
    I don't know, i feel it is fishy, there is something wrong in this.
    See the following points :
    Isn't it too big to put in the human's body ? (and without any kind of pain ??).
    From the above, i assume that the aim of inventing it was to make the world more secure by monitoring, but this makes contrast with what follows :
    1-What BoulderHead said, theives won't pay to be monitored, will they ?
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    If the serial code is downloaded, and not built in, this means it can be manipulated, which means it is not really secure :smile:.

    What do u think ?
     
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  6. Jul 22, 2003 #5

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    I agree; fishy. I'm not much of a conspiracy-theorist but anything that is designed to enable continuous monitoring of an individual makes me a bit unneasy. You know, "Big Brother's watching you" and all that.

    I can see that this tech might have some appeal in a place where kidnapping is common; rather like getting LowJack installed in your child. Unfortunately, I fear it might lead to kidnappers cutting children to remove the chip. In fact, this chip might actually end up helping kidnappers because, if they can hack into the system with a monitor of their own, the chip will show them the movements of their intended target. This thing could become the most important reconiscence tool a kidnapper can own.
     
  7. Jul 22, 2003 #6

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    Many EEPROMs, EPROMs, and PROMs can be protected by burning the paths to the program in the chip. I have never been quite sure exactly how secure this really is, but it is sold as a permanent security option. This is really used to protect valuable software from competitors; so it would seem to be a serious attempt at a genuine lockout.
     
  8. Jul 24, 2003 #7
    I TOTALLY agree with this...

    I also think as said before it may also be good if you are elderly and are ill.... but as we all know....

    Something that was made for good and could help someone NEVER ends up staying that way. Someone ALWAYS takes a good invention and uses it for evil in someway shape or form.
     
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