Wednesday, September 29, 2004

Barcelona beach club implants chips under its VIP members' skin

Having a microchip implanted under your skin that emits a signal to identify you, far from being science fiction, has been doable for some years, and now it is apparently the latest way for members of a club to pay for drinks and get access to VIP lounges.

I nominate the BBC reporter Simon Morton for "the turkey most likely to vote for Christmas" for making this comment:

The idea of having my very own microchip implanted in my body appealed. I have always been an early adopter, so why not.

Now, how long before some bright spark suggests chipping people at birth in order to access government services/provide quick proof of residency at airports?

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