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Old 04-04-2017, 06:36 AM
 
Location: Macon, Georgia
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Of course this is nothing new. Though some are new to this information. I came across an article some years back where this security agency was implanting chips into their employees. This was right here in the state's. Somewhere in the Midwest. I think it was Milwaukee, but honestly I can't really recall actually quite the city though it was out of the Midwest region. Though strange as it seems what took me by shock is the number at the time that had went through this procedure. The article stated that atleast 10,000 citizens had been chipped. My, God. This is a new article where this process is being done over in Europe. They actually throw parties when someone is about to get their chip implanted. Gesh. This is nothing to woot, woot about.
Cyborgs at work: employees getting implanted with chips | The Augusta Chronicle
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Old 04-04-2017, 10:24 AM
 
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Microchip implanting is something usually done to animals, not humans, so it's not actually new tech.

I'd point out that the article is about someplace in Sweden. The chip being implanted is being used for identification of individuals so that the individual doesn't have to carry an ID card or a credit card. It appears to be voluntary, no one is being forced to receive this implant. And as near as I can tell from the article, the chip only operates at short range, so an individual isn't in danger of being tracked at long range, or at least, no more than the average person can be tracked via web activity, phone records, and credit card logs.

I'd not volunteer for it, but people do stranger body modifications than this. To each his own.
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Old 04-04-2017, 12:52 PM
 
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Microchip implanting is something usually done to animals, not humans, so it's not actually new tech.

I'd point out that the article is about someplace in Sweden. The chip being implanted is being used for identification of individuals so that the individual doesn't have to carry an ID card or a credit card. It appears to be voluntary, no one is being forced to receive this implant. And as near as I can tell from the article, the chip only operates at short range, so an individual isn't in danger of being tracked at long range, or at least, no more than the average person can be tracked via web activity, phone records, and credit card logs.

I'd not volunteer for it, but people do stranger body modifications than this. To each his own.
No but its scary because conglomerates or oligopolys will use the "your not forced to do it" argument as they completely corner the market and make peoples lives hell for non compliance ... but hey your not "forced" to do it. Its a slippery slope.
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Old 04-05-2017, 09:37 AM
 
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I must point out - the slippery slope argument is considered a logical fallacy.

However, if they ever start requiring it, give me a heads up - we can start/join the resistance movement together.
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Old 04-05-2017, 09:52 AM
 
Location: Bel Air, California
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I have enjoyed my implanted device since inception milestone


all of my productivity benchmarks have increased on average 20%


any long term memory loss has been offset by a new found appreciation of data point trending
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Old 04-05-2017, 03:06 PM
 
Location: Pueblo - Colorado's Second City
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This is just another step to being transhuman by 2030
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Old 04-06-2017, 01:59 PM
 
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So the implant helps open doors, I assume locked doors. What if the employee wants to leave the company that requires the chip implant and chooses to work for a different company? Can the chip be scanned to remove the old data or rewrite new data? Or would the chip have to be removed and replaced with a new chip by the new company?
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Old 04-06-2017, 03:30 PM
 
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No. More likely the chip has a unique identifying number that it transmits, and the security system database has an entry that shows that the ID number is valid. Employee leaves the company, someone at the company updates the data entry to show that the ID number is no longer valid.
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Old 04-06-2017, 09:39 PM
 
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No. More likely the chip has a unique identifying number that it transmits, and the security system database has an entry that shows that the ID number is valid. Employee leaves the company, someone at the company updates the data entry to show that the ID number is no longer valid.
So then the chips are scanned by a reader, sort of like a scanner at a store's checkout counter (although that's optical scanning). Okay, when the employee leaves the company, the company's database shows the ID isn't in the system. So does the employee keep the same chip implanted, or does he have it removed ad replaced when changing employers? Seems to me new systems aren't always standardized.
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Old 04-11-2017, 08:07 AM
 
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So then the chips are scanned by a reader, sort of like a scanner at a store's checkout counter (although that's optical scanning). Okay, when the employee leaves the company, the company's database shows the ID isn't in the system. So does the employee keep the same chip implanted, or does he have it removed ad replaced when changing employers? Seems to me new systems aren't always standardized.
No, more likely the identifier on the chip is reused.

Running off of memory here instead of re-reading the linked article in the OP, but the chip is used for more than security access at a corporate job. It's also used as a payment method at stores. Because of it's extra functionality, it wouldn't make sense to have the chip removed/replaced when you change jobs.

Think of the chip functioning as a combo personal ID and debit card. When you change jobs, you don't get a new social security card.
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