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UK companies may implant employees with microchips

By midian182 · 38 replies
Nov 12, 2018
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  1. cuerdc

    cuerdc TS Booster Posts: 177   +41

    Even more worring that like bank cards can be skimmed/copied an easy hack to gain access to places things shouldn't be able to, and no id required what a great idea.
     
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  2. iamcts

    iamcts TS Maniac Posts: 221   +154

    It's RFID, people. They cannot "track" you like 90% of you are hyperbolically going on about. It's EXTREMELY SHORT RANGE. Unless you're shaking hands with government agents, how are they going to get at your hand? Have you ever noticed that your other RFID devices don't unlock or activate unless they're centimeters away from the scanner?

    If it can be reprogrammed when I leave a job and I can use it at my next job, then sign me up. It's one less thing I need to carry on me or accidentally forget about. My last two jobs have had RFID badges for getting into the building and rooms, and I cannot tell you how many times I left it at my desk or at home.

    Then we get into the whole "mark of the beast" nut jobs. Give me a break.
     
  3. Theinsanegamer

    Theinsanegamer TS Evangelist Posts: 1,512   +1,717

    So you ware willing to risk blood infection so you dont have to carry an ID card with you? Give me a break.

    ID cards dont cost very much. Doing this to "save money" is a cop-out excuse. We have seen, time and time again, governments and corporations take what seems like innocuous things and turn them into ways to control the people. Why would this be any different? How do you know this is only an RFID chip? We have seen how easily the chinese can hide tracking chips into thousands of servers and keep them hidden for YEARS. It would be trivial for this to have some longer range form of tracking. They do it in cats and dogs already.

    https://www.rfidjournal.com/blogs/experts/entry?10918
     
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  4. iamcts

    iamcts TS Maniac Posts: 221   +154

    You risk a blood infection when you have anything penetrate your skin.

    Getting a flu shot? Blood infection risk. Getting a tattoo? Blood infection risk. Accidentally stab yourself with a pen? Blood infection risk.

    Who cares if the Chinese are hiding RFID chips in servers? What does that have to do with people? I'm not following.
     
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  5. Knot Schure

    Knot Schure TS Addict Posts: 219   +95

    HELL NO!

    I'd rather they tattoo a bar-code clear across my forehead!
     
  6. Knot Schure

    Knot Schure TS Addict Posts: 219   +95

    In that 'utopia' scenario, I'll move to some deserted island, assuming I can travel there without v74 chip installed in my body before being allowed to board...
     
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  7. Knot Schure

    Knot Schure TS Addict Posts: 219   +95

    The difference is, animals can't talk, and ID's can be removed. So there is a necessity there I believe.
     
  8. mbrowne5061

    mbrowne5061 TS Evangelist Posts: 1,157   +624

    So... how does one with this implant get an MRI? Right off the bat, I see that as a complication - or are the companies just assuming that the waiting lines because of NIH will make this a non-issue?
     
  9. Line up for the slaughter, sheep!
     
  10. m3tavision

    m3tavision TS Addict Posts: 179   +119

    Those Companies are liable for the security of those individuals. The very 1st lawsuit, such intrusive things will be laughed at by the populace.

    Oh, another company tracked me... lawsuit. Nothing about this is secure for the person, only the financial aspects of aspects of a company.
     
  11. lexster

    lexster TS Booster Posts: 120   +71

    Luckily, that can't happen stateside. And if the UK government weren't so corrupt, UK citizens wouldn't need to worry about this kind of fascist nonsense either. It's a violation of basic human rights.
     
    Last edited: Nov 18, 2018
  12. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 11,208   +4,877

    Only from the perspective of those who are fortunate to have those basic human rights.
     
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  13. gamerk2

    gamerk2 TS Addict Posts: 218   +146

    "That can't happen here" goes right alongside to "We'll fix it later" as far as famous last words go. There's nothing that outright prevents this, and if there's a way for companies to save money, they will absolutely go for this.
     
  14. lexster

    lexster TS Booster Posts: 120   +71

    There absolutely are laws that cover implants as well as plenty of case law. No US citizen may be forced to accept an implant. They may volunteer, but it can not be forced on them nor required as a condition of employment or continued freedom. This WILL NOT happen in the USA without severe problems.
     

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