Re: The chip is coming.
1.4 MILLION military personnel to get chipped to
replace the dog tag. This will help with POW
Company trying to get under soldiers’ skin
David Francis and Bill Myers, The Examiner
Aug 21, 2006 5:00 AM (2 days ago)
Current rank: # 11 of 6,075 articles
WASHINGTON - A microchip company with powerful political connections is lobbying the Pentagon for the right to implant chips under the skins of the nearly 1.4 million U.S. military personnel.
VeriChip Corp., which is based in Florida and planning to offer its stock to the public soon, has been one of the most aggressive marketers of radio frequency identification chips. Company officials have touted the chips as versatile, able to be used in a variety of situations such as helping track illegal immigrants or giving doctors immediate access to patient’s medical records.
Now the company is “in discussions” with the Pentagon, spokeswoman Nicole Philbin said. She added that VeriChip wants to insert the chips under the skin of the right arms of U.S. servicemen and servicewomen. The idea is to be able to scan an arm and obtain that person’s identity and medical history.
“The potential for this technology doesn’t just stop at the civilian level,” Philbin said.