RFID Implants Disadvantages

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The technological advancement that has occurred within the last twenty years alone has proven just how prodigious the capabilities of the human mind are. Arguably, the most anticipated innovations of this generation have been the radio frequency identification implants. RFID implants use radio frequency electromagnetic fields to identify and track the locations of objects, animals, and most recently, humans. While implanting these devices in humans is a considerably large step for the development and improvement of modern technology, it has also become quite controversial. There are various pros and cons relative to the implantation of RFID devices in humans. Each standpoint can be supported with valid evidence explaining why or why not RFID implants should be used in humans. An abundance of information accompanies the positive vindication for incorporating RFID implants into the daily lives of humans. It is normal for a traveler to carry a passport and/or a ticket while commuting. However, what humans consider regular methods of travel may be changing very soon. Some airports, bus stations, train stations are already transitioning to accompany the usage of implants in place of passports. If an RFID device is implanted into a person’s arm, he/she could be identified by simply walking through a reader. The personnel of an airport could scan a traveler’s arm to validate his/her identity. These implants, otherwise known as “chips,” can also be used by employees themselves.
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