February 13, 2006
Chip implantation update

When I said "Just implant the chip in my head now and be done with it", I was only kidding, I swear!

Two employees have been injected with RFID chips this week as part of a new requirement to access their company's datacenter.

Cincinnati based surveillance company CityWatcher.com created the policy with the hopes of increasing security in the datacenter where video surveillance tapes are stored. In the past, employees accessed the room with an RFID tag which hung from their keychains, however under the new regulations an implantable, glass encapsulated RFID tag from VeriChip must be injected into the bicep to gain access, a release from spychips.com said on Thursday.

Although the company does not require the microchips be implanted to maintain employment, anyone without one will not be able to access the datacenter, according to a Register article.

Link via TalkLeft. I took a peek at Snopes and didn't find any references to this, so who knows? Better check the warranty expiration date on your tinfoil hat just to be on the safe side.

Posted by Charles Kuffner on February 13, 2006 to Technology, science, and math | TrackBack