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Old 01-24-2014, 09:10 AM
 
Location: New York City
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They have these devices already, it's called the digital angel. It's an implantable RFID chip that can be tracked with sensors. When Applied Digital Solutions invented it people freaked out and made sure humans wouldn't be getting them. Instead they are sold & implanted in pets
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Old 01-24-2014, 09:23 AM
 
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^ Those are devices that contain personal information; Medical history, contact info, etc. but they aren't GPS-enabled. That type of techonology hasn't been developed as of today. In theory it could be done, but we're not there yet.

Microchip implant (human) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 01-24-2014, 09:40 AM
 
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Old 01-24-2014, 09:44 AM
 
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^ Those are devices that contain personal information; Medical history, contact info, etc. but they aren't GPS-enabled. That type of techonology hasn't been developed as of today. In theory it could be done, but we're not there yet.

Microchip implant (human) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

"The PositiveID Corporation (previously known as The VeriChip Corporation; Applied Digital Solutions, Inc.; and The Digital Angel Corporation) distributed the implantable chip known as the VeriChip or VeriMed until the product was discontinued in the second quarter of 2010. The company had suggested that the implant could be used to retrieve medical information in the event of an emergency, as follows: Each VeriChip implant contained a 16-digit ID number. This number was transmitted when a hand-held VeriChip scanner is passed within a few inches of the implant. Participating hospitals and emergency workers would enter this number into a secure page on the VeriChip Corporation's website to access medical information that the patient had previously stored on file with the company."

They also had longer range scanners that could track the chips from further away
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Old 01-24-2014, 09:46 AM
 
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That's a collar which makes it an external and easily removable device. I'm talking about implants here. Something that goes under your skin and must be inserted by a doctor.
A GPS-enabled device hasn't been developed yet, only low range transmitters that are impractical for the purposes of this case.
But It'll be done in the future, I have no doubts about it
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Old 01-24-2014, 09:49 AM
 
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That's a collar which makes it an external and easily removable device. I'm talking about implants here. Something that goes under your skin and must be inserted by a doctor.
A GPS-enabled device has been developed yet, only low range transmitters that are impractical for the purposes of this case.
It'll be done in the future, I have no doubts about it
I see.
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Old 01-24-2014, 05:46 PM
 
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The technology exists. It does not have to be subcutaneous:
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How many parents would accept this, for their special needs children? Could it be mandated? Would it be 24/7, or would the school attach bracelets or anklets upon arrival at school?
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Old 01-24-2014, 06:01 PM
 
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Old 01-24-2014, 06:02 PM
 
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They have these devices already, it's called the digital angel. It's an implantable RFID chip that can be tracked with sensors. When Applied Digital Solutions invented it people freaked out and made sure humans wouldn't be getting them. Instead they are sold & implanted in pets

Those cannot track your whereabouts. if an animal is found who is microchipped, a vet office or animal shelter can scan the pet for the chip and find out who the owner is. It can't help you track or find a missing animal.
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Old 01-24-2014, 06:39 PM
 
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Those cannot track your whereabouts. if an animal is found who is microchipped, a vet office or animal shelter can scan the pet for the chip and find out who the owner is. It can't help you track or find a missing animal.
It can if the infrastructure is built out with the sensors at various places. That ID on the chip can easily be a name instead or anything the programmer wants
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