10-31-2004, 10:08 AM #1
FDA approves RDIF tags. the future is now and it sucks
The Associated Press
Updated: 3:23 p.m. ET Oct. 13, 2004WASHINGTON - The Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday approved an implantable computer chip that can pass a patientís medical details to doctors, speeding care.
VeriChips, radio frequency microchips the size of a grain of rice, have already been used to identify wayward pets and livestock. And nearly 200 people working in Mexicoís attorney generalís office have been implanted with chips to access secure areas containing sensitive documents.
Delray Beach, Fla.-based Applied Digital Solutions in July asked the FDA for approval to use the implantable chip for medical uses in the United States. The agency had 60 days to reply to the ďde novoĒ application.
Itís the first time the FDA has approved the use of the device, though in Mexico, more than 1,000 scannable chips have been implanted in patients. The chipís serial number pulls up the patientsí blood type and other medical information.
With the pinch of a syringe, the microchip is inserted under the skin in a procedure that takes less than 20 minutes and leaves no stitches.
Silently and invisibly, the dormant chip stores a code ó similar to the identifying UPC code on products sold in retail stores ó that releases patient-specific information when a scanner passes over the chip.
At the doctorís office those codes stamped onto chips, once scanned, would reveal such information as a patientís allergies and prior treatments.
The FDA in October 2002 said that the agency would regulate health care applications possible through VeriChip. Meanwhile, the chip has been used for a number of security-related tasks as well as for pure whimsy: Club hoppers in Barcelona, Spain, now use the microchip much like a smartcard to speed drink orders and payment.
http://www.4verichip.com/verichip.htm here is a link for more info.
10-31-2004, 10:11 AM #2
Not for me!! (Good Read)
10-31-2004, 10:14 AM #3
I don't think they can constitutionally force people to get this implanted, but they sure as hell can make it **** hard not to. I imagine insurance companies are going to offer much lower premiums etc etc for people who get the chip.
I also have a friend who is a nurse, and she said that when they brought in fingerprint identification to access parts of the hospital they told people that "either they go along or they get another job" She is certain that RDIF tags will replace the fingerprint identification and that people who do not get the tags will be looking for another job.
I will never put that in my body, the day that the gov. tells me I have to is the day I pack my bags and never look back.
10-31-2004, 11:43 AM #4Anabolic Member
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10-31-2004, 12:26 PM #5Originally Posted by TRLS63
10-31-2004, 12:38 PM #6
lololol, there will be a way to get it out im sure..
10-31-2004, 01:31 PM #7Originally Posted by Decadbal
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and all those little pamphlets about the mark of the beast - and not being able to buy or sell without the mark - hmmmmm....... not quite as nutty as they would have appeared
10-31-2004, 06:42 PM #9
That's scary. I don't want that thing in my body!
10-31-2004, 07:08 PM #10
The end is near
10-31-2004, 07:23 PM #11
oh come on.. lets be serious.. i work as a clerk in a major hospital.. do you know how much time that little **** would save? not having to look for peoples charts trying to scramble numbers, do blood cult's, etc.. its not as bad as it seems.. but i think that its a great idea.. and 5-10 years from now i really hope people do back these things cause i would be the first to get one..
10-31-2004, 07:36 PM #12
Qouth the liberal with socialist tendencies:
Originally Posted by Elliot
10-31-2004, 07:40 PM #13Originally Posted by MMC78
such as? what can they possibly do with your med history?
10-31-2004, 07:44 PM #14
you know some asshole out there would switch em
10-31-2004, 07:46 PM #15
The noose gets tighter and tighter. Social security numbers, finger printing, having to register basically everything you own in one way or another to the gov't. Debit cards to track purchases/whereabouts. Onstar GPS in your car, sim cards in your cell phones. Theses are just the things we KNOW about, I'm sure there is much,much more that we don't.
I'll be dead before they stick one of those things in me as far as I'm concern that IS the mark of the beast.
Herein lies the problem. Yes it takes a pretty big needle but go in for surgery or perhaps a vaccination who's to say they don't inject one in anyway?
10-31-2004, 07:48 PM #16
oh my god.. are you serious?
10-31-2004, 07:52 PM #17
Yes I am serious don't be so short sighted. There are things going on in this world right now that you wouldn't believe right now. You're living in a bubble if you think otherwise (not flaming).
You think it's not possible or feasable to inject one of those things into someone without their consent or knowledge?
10-31-2004, 07:54 PM #18Originally Posted by 1victor
no i just dont consider that a threat.. like i said i would be the first person online to get one of thoes things.. for if im ever in a trauma type situation it can save my life..
10-31-2004, 07:58 PM #19
Well we are all entitled to our own opinions and feelings mine just do not agree with this issue I'd rather die, no b.s.
10-31-2004, 07:58 PM #20Originally Posted by Elliot
10-31-2004, 08:00 PM #21
Only you could come up with a practical use for these things. GOOD WORK!
10-31-2004, 08:03 PM #22
personally I think it's easier to just brand every baby with a barcode as soon as their born. Ink is cheaper than computer chips know what i mean.
10-31-2004, 08:12 PM #23Originally Posted by Elliot
My question is this. Are the chips read only? Cuz if so, you're going to end up with 50 of them all over your body cuz they gotta insert a new one everytime there is new info about you that you want to "broadcast".
10-31-2004, 10:55 PM #24Originally Posted by clockworks
11-01-2004, 08:39 AM #25
For now, they will evolve into higher, more sophisticated tracking devices IMO
11-01-2004, 10:57 AM #26Originally Posted by 1victor
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