Engineering Question #54

Lucy Policelli, a 45 year old n/a from the Internet asks on August 23, 1999,

Is it feasible to embed microchips carrying pertinent data, health, history, money etc. into humans?

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The answer

Barry Shell answered on August 23, 1999

An article in Wired Magazine ( asks just this question. It points out that in the dealer agreement, the manufacturer of the embedded chip technology available to identify pets specifically forbids placing chips under the skin. This technology is already being used in ID tags for wandering residents of nursing homes, in lift tickets at ski resorts, and in parking passes and other objects.

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