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RFID implants--a real-life cyborg?

 
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miki-chan



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PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2006 10:54 pm    Post subject: RFID implants--a real-life cyborg? Reply with quote

This courtesy of Metafilter--this chap apparently has subcutaneous RFID chips implanted in his hands with which he can log on to his computer and open doors.
http://amal.net/rfid.html
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Jeni Nielsen



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PostPosted: Sat Feb 18, 2006 9:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you think about it anyone with a pacemaker is a cyborg by definition. This is just more technology oriented.
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Lightice



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PostPosted: Sat Feb 18, 2006 10:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This isn't too new technology, really. It's just that people are usually somewhat reluctant to put things like that under their skin, especially when carrying a card with chip works usually just as well.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 19, 2006 1:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I remember that a professor in England did this around 2000.

I don't think it's gonna be common among us before decades...
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 2006 7:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It would probably be better to implant a chip such as this in ones wrist. The wrist is fairly mobile, but unlike the hand it does not grasp things and also does not have nearly as much tactile sensitivity.
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