US passports to carry RFID chip

By Mikael Hoffman on October 26, 2005, 11:49 PM
In what many people would describe as troubling, it has been reported that the Bush administration will implant RFID chips in all US passports starting October 2006. The chip will be able to transmit personal information including the name, gender, nationality, place of birth, date of birth, and photograph of the passport holder. The State Department has received 2,335 comments on the plan this year from which 98.5 percent were negative.

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nic said:
Maybe they should implant the chips in citizens instead. Then there would be no need to carry around ID cards, driving licence, etc. Criminals could easily be tracked and crime would drop drastically. Any takers?
fiziks said:
oh yeah good idea... you must be one of those outside advisors for the bush ad.
nimo333 said:
[b]Originally posted by nic:[/b][quote]Maybe they should implant the chips in citizens instead. [/quote]Hahaha, lol.
fiziks said:
[b]Originally posted by nimo333:[/b][quote][b]Originally posted by nic:[/b][quote]Maybe they should implant the chips in citizens instead. [/quote]Hahaha, lol.[/quote]hahahahahahaha
Mikael said:
It's funny because you guys are joking about RFID implants in humans, but perhaps it is only a matter of time?
fiziks said:
i have a feeling you're right... it's still humorous that somebody would actually support such a thing... that's insanity[Edited by fiziks on 2005-10-27 14:58:58]
CrossFire851 said:
Now a chip planted with a sensor embeded in the skin of your hand and as you walk through an entrance it brings up all your personal information, now that would be very innovative idea. :-D[Edited by CrossFire851 on 2005-10-28 00:09:26][Edited by CrossFire851 on 2005-10-28 00:10:07]
fiziks said:
innovative surely... but a little intrusive nonetheless
underground185 said:
Dude, theyve been working on those chips for years to work on humans. I guess they havent worked yet. I still think this will only lead to trouble.
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