a company to implant microchips in employees

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  1. M3CHK1LLA

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    "no gps tracking" suuuuure
     
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    Whatever anything to get us to the singularity faster.
     
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    No thank you.
     
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    i dont belive in the whole chipping system so i never chip at restrants its the employer who's responsibly it is for paying his employe and its not my problem if i dont chip
     
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    Correct me if I'm wrong, but wouldn't gps tracking require a much larger implant? And a power source? My understanding (and I'm mostly guessing) is that these are just passive devices that take power from the reader and respond with an ID of some kind, and that's probably about it. I don't imagine they'd be able to broadcast anything.
     
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    not necessarily. It could be a passive device like an avalanche beacon/reflector where the signal is sent out and pings off of it, but isn't being actively sent back. It would be more accurate if it was actively sending the signal back though.
     
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    I'm not sure that would work. In order to get any meaningful gps data you need a receiver for gps satellite signals, a transmitter to get data back out of it (maybe this could be passive), etc. I don't think a meaningful gps tracker like people are thinking could be entirely passive. Is there another chip needed to do the actual positioning math? Maybe? If not than you need storage to cache what needs to be calculated after that data is sent somewhere. Even if it was entirely passive, and you could skip the battery, the smallest gps chip I could find in a minute or two of googling was still bigger than these implants, and that's not including whatever it would need to be encased in to be implanted.
     
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    "No one who works at Three Square Market is required to get the chip implant." -last line of the article.

    I'm predicting there is literally not a single person within their employment who is going to be willing to have a microchip implanted in their flesh.
     
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    ^ From the article:

    Lots of people have had rfids and things like that implanted for all kinds of reasons. I don't think this is really anything new.
     
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    It's not required, but if you want to be called a "team player" on your review, you will.

    I think of where I work and while I wouldn't, there are people who display an alarming amount of 'secular piety' towards the company that they would.
     
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    Just like it wasn't required to get tested for being a smoker...initially...now many companies make it mandatory.

    RFID might not have GPS tracking as long as there are no readers in the vicinity. With the right RFID reader I think you could get up to 120feet scans, for example the new US passports and probably most new driver licenses have RFID implanted where a police officer could scan from the side of the road who is passing.

    So I wonder which future will they bring us first:
    - Terminator
    - I, Robot
    - 2112
    - Total Recall (Original with Ahnold or remake)
    - Transcendence
    - Elysium


    or all of the above?
     
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    I MIGHT consider one if they make one that repels any sort of vermin or other pest with a 99.9999% success rate.
     
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    its weird to me how may people are willing to put something in their bodies for convenience because they are too lazy to pull a debit card out of their wallet, wave their phone in front of a sensor or use a key to unlock a door.
     
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    Some folks are really keen on seeing cybernetics happen. Unfortunately, the reality is likely that implants that let you buy shit with the wave of a hand or receive personally-directed ads while in public (Minority Report, was it?) is probably going to be it for a while.
     
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    things like this start innocently enough, but after a lot of people get them implanted, I'm sure there will be "upgrades"
     
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    we are honestly getting closer and closer to being slaves to Rich people (who owns the business we have jobs with because we HAVE to have an income)

    what a disgusting idea. Modern slavery much.

    I would quit in an instant. I would rather die homeless with nothing than succumb to this BS. If we give in to these things, what kind of life do we have anyway>
     
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