IBM holds several Patents for various types of RFID readers. The primary purpose behind them is to be strategically placed within malls, street corners, and in major stores. These readers will be able to either read the RFID as it passes by and another type of RFID which is a 96 digit RFID which is to be weaved into the fabric. Although, a person may own several different pieces of the same type of clothing, each will have its own unique 96 digit RFID. If paid with credit card or some other identifying account, it will all eventually be equated back to you the purchaser. Your Driver’s License number, Credit Card Account number, Bank Account number, Social Security Number, and the 96 digit barcoded RFID will eventually lead back to you as the purchaser. Through a hierarchichal matrix all of your information will eventuall become known by the system. (McIntyre, 2003)
Consider this, all of your accounts are tied together by a fine thread teather to your Social Security Number. Each purchase you will make will be tied to your savings club card, credit card account, your bank account, or perhaps the RFID chip that is implanted in your body (similar to the EZ Pass System Electronic Account.) The purchase made will equate the RFID identifier code in the merchandise which will be tied to you via the cloud, your method of purchase, and your Social Security Number. The IBM RFID is tied to the merchandise via the IBM Mainframe computer and via the cloud through which it maintains contact with the RFIDs and those companies that purchased the technology.
There are some who believe, and research has shown, that this new technology will one day be implanted into the brain, implanted during pregnancy as a matter of standard procedure, or perhaps something to be injected similar to nanobotic technology. (Lynch, n.d.; Waters, 2008) Not very unsimilar to the asigning of a Social Security Number prior to leaving the Hospital, or the documentation of a Live Birth.
Based upon the documentation submitted by VeriChip Corporation (Form S-1 Registration Statement, reference page 5 – Appendix A) to the Security and Exchange Commission, the plan is to treat newborn infants, the elderly, and those not of sound mind (who will be implanted) will be treated and managed no differently than inventory in a warehouse. (SEC, n.d.) Those people not of sound mind will be treated as wards of the State, no one will have to be sought for permission for the implanting of the RFID chip other than the signature of a Judge. This is being actively accomplished within the United Kingdom. You will also note, that no differently than an On-Star Commercial the RFID implanting of unsound persons and RFID Tracking of children will be advertised as a safety issue and concern. What makes this so sad is the fact that there will be so many people who will gladly give up the care of their family for piece of mind. The meaning of family has come to such a hideous state of affairs. There was a point in time in this country and throughout Europe (our ancestry) who cared for their family until death, but now you can let someone else do it for you and you can keep tabs on them by use of some Google Application or by watching a remote camera via another Google Application by way of one’s Smart Phone, given enough time. A company is actively setting up shop in retirement homes to watch over your parents and they will report to you when behavioral changes ocurr and you are able to check in, from time to time, on your parent(s) via video camera feed. Now you are able to check in on mother without having to actuall visit her. Beware of what you wish for, you may just get your wish – but what will happen to you if in the same cirsumstances?
In order to eat, or feed our families, will we need to be scanned and in this way have the funds removed from an account in our, what seems to be our destiny, cashless society?
If the purpose of government is to secure and protect the rights of her citizens as stated by Thomas Jefferson in the Declaration of Independence, then why does our government at every junction of troubles enact laws that not only limit our rights but remove them from us, thereby violating the Constitutional mandates?
Lynch, Z. (n.d.). NEUROTECHNOLOGY AND SOCIETY (2010-2060). Neurotechnology and Nanotechnology. Chicago: Lifeboat Foundation.
McIntyre, K. A. (2003). SPYCHIPS – How RFID will compromise privacy, security, freedom. Retrieved 10 26, 2010, from www.spychips.com: http://www.spychips.com/verichip/verichip-photos-instructions.html
Securities and Exchange Commission. (n.d.). U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Retrieved 10 26, 2010, from www.sec.gov: http://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1347022/000119312507024937/ds1a.htm
Walter J. Burien, J. (2007, June 30). d36_1183309449. Retrieved Sept 14, 2010, from liveleak.com/: http://www.liveleak.com/
Waters, B. (2008). Extending Human Life: To What End? In Philosophy and Medicine. The Bioethics of Regenerative Medicine/Philosophy and Medicine , 102 (Extending Human Life: To What End? In Philosophy and Medicine), 135.