Getting yourself Micro chipped.

endure

GCM
Technology develops. The critical principle is that, officially at least, access to my data currently requires my active consent at some point in the process - having a compulsory microchip on uncontrollable permasend materially changes that dynamic.

If the chips are the same as those used in pets they aren't on permasend.
They have to be read by an interrogator which fires a pulse of RF at them to wake them up.
They're awake long enough to be read and then become inert again.
They have no source of power built in so cannot permasend.
The interrogator has to be within millimetres of the chip for it to work.

In my last job we used similar sorts of chips to identify chip and pin machines in petrol stations. The scanner had to be touching the chip to make it work.
 
For, yea, it is written!

The mark of The Beast, my brethren. THE MARK OF THE BEEEEEEAST!!!
 

FORMER_FYRDMAN

LE
Book Reviewer
If the chips are the same as those used in pets they aren't on permasend.
They have to be read by an interrogator which fires a pulse of RF at them to wake them up.
They're awake long enough to be read and then become inert again.
They have no source of power built in so cannot permasend.
The interrogator has to be within millimetres of the chip for it to work.

In my last job we used similar sorts of chips to identify chip and pin machines in petrol stations. The scanner had to be touching the chip to make it work.
On permasend within range of an interrogator is, effectively, on permasend.

I agree with you and Listy that it's still early days for the technology involved but, if you incentivise technology development in a certain direction, that's the direction it's likely to develop in. In this case, increasing the range of the interrogator would be an obvious way to go.
 

3ToedSloth

Old-Salt
All UK residents to report for micro-chipping on Monday when the clocks strike thirteen. Don't worry as it's for your own safety - we promise to never abuse this power or extend it's reach over every aspect of your private life as the technology matures. Secure government data servers means it can never be hacked and we definitely don't have a plan to sell access to this data to any of our chums in the big corporations that'll be employing the cabinet as "advisors" in the years to come. The procedure barely hurts - we just pop it in a small hole we drill into the pre-frontal cortex and you'll recover most brain function within a month. You'll be much happier and content in life without some of those higher cerebral functions such as reasoning that just make your life miserable.

Always watching you,
Marshall Kim Johnson Boris

p.s. Anyone who refuses must have something to hide and will be considered an enemy of the people.
 
People talking about using these chips in medical situations, ie identifying casualties or determining whether or not you're entitled to nhs treatment, what if the reason you need to see a doctor in the first place is because you've lost /damaged the part of you containing said chip?
 

3ToedSloth

Old-Salt
People talking about using these chips in medical situations, ie identifying casualties or determining whether or not you're entitled to nhs treatment, what if the reason you need to see a doctor in the first place is because you've lost /damaged the part of you containing said chip?
There's plenty of great reasons against microchips .... rejecting them on the basis that an occasional device might be unreadable after the host arm gets mangled in an industrial accident must be close to the bottom of the list.
 
I know of someone in the security business that has chips in both hands, he always codes one hand with his hotel key.
I've got a ring with a chip. The data can be accessed by smartphone and gives name, next of kin & diabetes info.

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FORMER_FYRDMAN

LE
Book Reviewer
I know of someone in the security business that has chips in both hands, he always codes one hand with his hotel key.
I've got a ring with a chip. The data can be accessed by smartphone and gives name, next of kin & diabetes info.

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The ring idea seems a sensible compromise - as long as it's that sort of ring...
 
What happens of you need to have an MRI scan? I have visions of exploding heads as in the Kingsman film. Certainly not going to be very chippy after the scan.
 
no digital system will be fool proof and therefore susceptible to access.
Completely correct. Although no non-digital system is fool proof either. The difference is that many people understand locks and keys more than they do digital security systems. People fear what they do not understand.

As you've rightly identified, Security isn't about taking zero risk; it's about taking the most tolerable risk for the least cost. The only way to remove risk is to remove the process, i.e. don't have money stolen by not having money. If you have it, it's at risk.

Would you be prepared to walk around with cash only, locked in a safe with an armed escort? No? Then use contactless payment and take the risk. If your money gets nicked, then hard luck, but that is fairly unlikely, and the banks will refund you anyway, because they want to encourage people to do away with cash.

Don't want to get killed in a car crash? Don't use cars etc. etc. etc.
 

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