December 29, 2005
Mikey Sklar Gets an RFID Tag Implanted in His Hand
Posted by Jonny at December 29, 2005 11:15 AM
That's wild stuff...will he "beep" when he goes through the thing at the airport?
Posted by: missb at December 29, 2005 03:48 PM
Almost as good as Tetsuo
Posted by: Michael at December 29, 2005 04:51 PM
Jonny G you just got b-boinged.
Readers should all watch this after you watch this RFID video.
Posted by: adam at December 29, 2005 05:30 PM
I tried to listen I really did.
I was entranced by the young woman in white.
I didn't hear a thing!
Can we visit those folks again?
Posted by: ZuDfunck at December 31, 2005 05:31 PM
Zud, the woman in white is Wendy Tremayne. It was her birthday party. She is an amazing artist/activist/teacher. Check her work out here.
Posted by: jonny goldstein at December 31, 2005 06:04 PM
There are medical downsides to implanted RFID tags that weren't mentioned in your video. When the FDA approved the VeriChip human RFID implant, it sent a strongly worded letter mentioning electrical hazzards, potential for chip migration, and MRI incompatibility, among others. You can see the letter here: http://www.spychips.com/devices/verichip-fda-report.html
Of course, there are privacy and civil liberties implications that should be explored, too. We discuss these in our book "Spychips: How Major Corporations and Government Plan to Track Your Every Move with RFID." I would recommend that those considering implants read our book and visit our website for another viewpoint.
Thanks for sharing the video. Very thought provoking.
co-author of "Spychips"
Posted by: Liz McIntyre at January 5, 2006 12:18 PM
Thanks for the comment, Liz. I'm not planning on getting implanted w/a chip myself, but I did enjoy interviewing Mikey about his experience. Obviously, anyone considering this procedure should do some serious research first, as did Mikey, and my friend Meghan Trainor, who also got chipped.
Posted by: jonny goldstein at January 6, 2006 03:55 AM
FUCKING SLAVE!!! YOU CAN TAKE YOUR SEAT IN SATANS ASS!
Posted by: Brett at January 7, 2006 07:41 AM
I think you win the pyschopathic deranged comment of the week award. Congrats!
Posted by: jonny goldstein at January 7, 2006 08:42 PM
Brett, may I ask, how much room is there in Satan's ass? Do I have to make reservations?
Posted by: mongo brain at January 7, 2006 08:45 PM
Mikey is a brave chap. I am not sure I would like to have a large nail shoved in my hand. love all the ideas of what you can do with the technology. And I am all for it.
Thanks for posting the Vid.
I like Ms Liz McIntyre's comments (thought she might pop-up with her view of things) still not read her book, but it’s on my list. Her site is well worth the visit, even with its tad paranoid feel.
Is Brett making reference to some kind of contact one has to sign with before being implanted?
Posted by: Craig Barron at January 9, 2006 10:19 AM
i am currently working on a presentation for a class of mine and am in need of some extra information on the pros and cons of RFID implants. if anyone has some good sites in mind (preferably on the cons) please list them for me... it would be greatly appreciated.
Posted by: urcho at January 18, 2006 08:05 PM
Save yor soul,and if you love the world, stop the RFID¡¡¡
Posted by: Chilam Balam "Mayan from 4D" at January 27, 2006 04:30 AM
save you soul my son, this is a final warnign for the world¡¡
Posted by: Phantom 777 at January 27, 2006 04:55 AM
Sigh...Chilam and Phantom...Implanting chips into people may be a bad idea, but I don't think it's a sign the world is ending. How many times over the last couple of thousand years have people thought that's gonna happen? Probably a couple of thousand times. The world is a complex place. Sometimes it's easier to see things in terms of sacred and evil, but there are a lot of shades of grey. No one made Mikey implant the chip, it was voluntary. He's just a curious geeky person who likes to learn about stuff. Of course, so probably were prometheus, and Eve, but I think they got bad raps.
Posted by: jonny goldstein at January 27, 2006 07:35 AM
You could have saved some money by waiting as the government has plans to chip us all (google Tommy Thompson and chip). You might go ahead and shave your head and put your chains on too. Big Brother would be so proud of you and your friends. Yea, it's the new freedom of track and tracing everyone. Ha, you even beat the animals to it (FDA has recently approved chipping and tracing all animals). Good for you! God help the rest of us.
Posted by: JL at February 15, 2006 04:49 PM
Thanks for your comment. I just thought it was an interesting interview. I'm certainly not advocating everyone getting chipped. I think it's a personal choice, and certainly a bad idea for anyone who has not thoroughly researched it.
Posted by: jonny goldstein at February 15, 2006 07:03 PM
This is a blasphemy. Do you not know of the further ramifications? Figure it out...then e-mail me to find out what I'm saying!
Posted by: k at February 18, 2006 10:33 PM
Sorry, this is my test the internet ; moderate: please remove this topic. Sorry for your time.
Posted by: pioneerrr at January 20, 2007 09:10 PM