RFIDs and Microchipping People By Jasper Aguila Marissa Canyon Albert Lopez Jessica Mayoral Myrma Mayoral
What is an RFID Chip? Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) is a type of automatic identification system. The purpose of an RFID system is to enable data to be transmitted by a portable device, called a tag, which is read by an RFID reader and processed according to the needs of a particular application. The data transmitted by the tag may provide identification or location information.
The ElizabethSmart was kidnapped on June 5, 2002. She was found 9 Months later Elizabeth’s kidnapping could have been prevented with an RFID Chip. Could it have been prevented with an RFID Chip?
Every 40 seconds in the United States, a child goes missing In 2001, 840,279 people were reported missing to the FBI's NCI Center. Three distinct types of kidnapping:
Kidnapping by a Relative (49 %),
Kidnapping by Acquaintance (27%)
kidnapping by a stranger (24%)
Runaways Family abductions Lost, injured or otherwise missing children Nonfamily abductions (in these cases, the child is at greatest risk of injury or death). Why some parents would choosean RFID Chip
Duracell Child Safety Ad BrickHouse Child Locator http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hGCv7RzEwR8
Can store info on allergies and prior treatments Locate Alzheimer patients Monitor Diabetes Medical Benefits
Can store info on allergies and prior treatments Medication List Blood Type Patient Demographics Can’t be lost Medical History
RFID alert doctors and nurses of potential problems Alerts if catheters are attached to the wrong medical tubes Warn doctors of unsterile equipment Less Medical Errors
Receive quicker treatment Provide medical information Device would not get lost Alzheimer's Patients
Better control of blood sugar RFID chip suggests amount of insulin Faster assistance in Emergency room Diabetes Patients
Why is Radio-frequency identification (RFID) a bad idea? Privacy issues arise with the use of RFID implants.
Individual tracking and profiling
-It is an easier way for our government to track our every move.
-It is an easier way for criminal to steal our identities.
Leon a 9-year old French bull dog Dies of Tumor.
2006 Study on mice finds 4.1% of chipped mice had malignant tumors. (51 out of 1,260)
Danger To Our Health
How do the children react to constant surveillance and control?
Emotional and behavioral effects
Altered relationships between parents and children.
People Hesitate to adopt new technology. RefuteNew Technology, New Fears? Compromise security for Convenience
Cell Phones also provide tracking. People don’t worry so much about how insecure phones are. New Security Risk?
Catch suspected Criminals Help find missing children Benefits Must Outweigh Risk (Jacey Lee. Dugard - Missing for 18 Years)
In the future RFIDs might be used as an extra security check Extra Security (Secured Credit Card is Secured)
Child Care falls on the shoulders of parents. We want Kids to be safe Children’s Rights
Boundaries are setup at the discretion of Parents Parents are Liable for Children’s Welfare and Actions Parent Responsibility
Communication is key for maintaining trust with Teens Extra Trust
FDA Approved the use of VeriChip’s RFIDs in Humans back in 2004 (Source: InformationWeekly.com) VeriChip Owner, Scott Peterson has an RFID (Fox News) Is it Safe?
On average 2,185 children are reported missing… each day
And now a quick view of Philosophy throughout the Ages…
Evolution of Philosophy “What does it mean to be a good person?” -Aristotle “What does it mean to be?” -Decartes “What does it mean?” -Nietzhsche
Evolution of Philosophy “What does ‘it’ mean?” -Bertrand Russell “What does it?” - C.S. Lewis “What?”- Lil Jon