There are countless science fiction movies and books that have fantasized for years about tiny human tracking chip implants. In most of these works, the end of these implants is negative.
As happens in many cases, reality ends up surpassing fiction. And, currently, these chips began to be used and tested in humans for health, safety, and purely technological purposes.
In society, this type of technology generates curiosity and arouses both followers and detractors. Recent research reveals that 7 out of 10 people would evaluate the possibility of putting chips on their children if they were useful for health care.
Apart from that, law enforcement authorities are also placing human tracking chip implants to criminals to detect them. The burning question is it legal to do this? Let’s see.
What is Human Tracking Chip Implants?
It is a microprocessor with the size of a grain of rice that has to implant under the skin. This tiny device can help identify people after several years of using the classic identification cards to sign in the company.
The microchip is implanted between the thumb and index finger, at a shallow depth. It aims to replace traditional electronic cards and digital and eye identifiers, which are considered until now the latest in security.
It is a personal and unmissable identifier that offers many more possibilities than the old plastic identifiers. The implanted chip is much more precise and secure when it comes to providing data on its activity. Therefore, it becomes beneficial for the same way for the company and its carriers.
So, its implementation can only have positive consequences. They argue affirming that these identifiers only keep inside a serial number associated with the employee. It allows them to access closed circuits, without any possibility of controlling their physical movements.
What is the price range?
The chip, made in the United States, has a cost of 150 to 200 dollars and comes completely sterilized and with an activation kit. To graft the device into the body of the human, they have resorted to experts. Through a syringe with a needle, they implant this microchip subcutaneously, leaving a minimal scar.
They use The needle of the same thickness as those used to donate blood. In some cases, given the surface placement of the chip, the ‘rice granite’ is noticeable to the naked eye. However, remember, the idea came from the young and innovative staff of an individual company after one of its employees repeatedly forgot their access card to work.
But they had already worked there for a long time with this type of technology inserted in different products. So, it was not long before they considered the possibility of doing the same with workers who voluntarily wanted it. It is also striking that the male workers have best welcomed this controversial proposal to insert a microchip under the skin, among the females, much more reticent to this idea.
The preferred option has been to incorporate the microprocessor into a ring. This, on the other hand, fulfills precisely the same task as the implanted capsule. Of course, after the working day, they can leave the nightstand when they get home. And when the time comes, return it without the need for a small medical intervention if they decide to change jobs.
Could it have negative consequences, or is it legal for criminals use?
So, right now, many law enforcement agencies are using RDIF tracking along with a GPS tracking system to the prisoners and criminals. It has some advantages that you can track the criminal’s movements easily. Moreover, for a prisoner, with the help of this device, he can still pay his taxes, and other expenses needed for his family.
As this needs a small therapy, and you can even do it with a needle, it is not complicated to implant on the body. However, many say that it may violate human rights because you do not have privacy while you are connected with it.
Anybody from the connected devices or browser can track you, and your information is open to them. So. In 1891 the US supreme court summoned a case about this and granted this device under many conditions.
To sup up, it can be placed to a person under his permission and allowing him to know more about it. However, in some cases like detective operations, the authority can install it to any criminal or person. For example: In war or other emergencies.
Some other legal uses of this device
The idea of inserting a chip into your workers is not exactly new. More than a decade ago, the American surveillance company CityWatcher did the same with its employees. They implanted identification microcircuits to control the access of its employees to the company’s restricted security zones.
Along the same path, the United States Army was considering the possibility of implanting Nanosensors in its soldiers. It was proposed to geolocate them and monitor their health on the battlefields under the pretext of responding more quickly to their needs.
In 2004, closer, the Catalan disco Baja Beach Club presented the Verichip, intending to facilitate access and payments to its most VIP clients. This, like those used in NewFusion and CityWatcher, was also inserted into its wearers.
The Solution to Control Diabetes
However, beyond the most prosaic possibilities, it seems that the implantation of Nanosensors may end up having many more applications relevant to human spice. An example is the one that has led a British company to develop microchips that aim to allow people with diabetes not to have to use insulin.
It shows the possibilities of these microdevices are almost endless. In time, all workers will end up with an implanted microchip to replace their physical identifiers has generated much controversy. So do the law informant agencies who use this to track modern criminals.
The most austere is clear. In the long run, the human tracking chip implants will take over all the humans and their privacy. Therefore, criminal lawyers are becoming very conscious about it, changing laws in demand.