VeriChip Provides Emergency ID
A radio frequency identification (RFID) product called VeriChip is now being used in a controversial pilot program in Mexico to help identify missing children. Civil liberties groups have expressed concerns about using this method as an identifier; a similar chip has been used for years to identify pedigreed animals.
For a look at how this kind of device might be used by banks, see Implanted Credit Card from The Diamond Age, created by Neal Stephenson in 1995.
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