Microchip Implantation Essay

3341 WordsApr 26, 201214 Pages
Microchip Implantation Bar codes are used in the business world everyday to transform daily tasks into simpler and more accurate endeavors. Bar codes have made life easier for people going to the grocery store or buying items at retail stores. The idea of having a barcode tattoo or a microchip implant that tracks your movement or allows shoppers to purchase groceries with the wave of a finger used to be science fiction until now (Microchip Implants, 1999). Microchip implementation could bring about increased repercussion from those who adhere to strict belief systems heightening the issue of moral relativism already prevalent in the world. The availability of the microchip has created controversy among nations including religious conflicts and issues with personal privacy. While there are disadvantages of implanting microchips in human beings, there are some advantages such as healthcare and security. The microchip implant with Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) was invented in 1969 by Mario Cardullo. He started with a sketch of an RFID tag that became a project he presented to Harvard University. Cardullo and his team began creating an RFID tag based on a passive transporter with a changeable memory instead of an active battery operated device. A small group of development engineers and technicians helped develop the RFID tag that Cardullo and his team started. The initial RFID tag to transmit Radio Frequency through sound and light was issued a patent by the U.S. Patent Office on January 23, 1973. By 1974, the company started by Cardullo closed after disagreements. Even though the company closed, the developments continued (Cardullo, n.d.). With today’s technology, we have created an implantable microchip that does not cause an adverse reaction on contact with human tissue. This microchip is the size of a grain of rice, hermetically sealed, and
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