7.21.2007

Chip Implants for Alzheimer's Patients? It May Happen
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Workers in a few cases have been 'tagged' with implants to follow their movements. The same technology could be used to monitor Alzheimer's patients and perhaps, young children.

A couple of years ago I jokingly told a friend about kidtrack - a sim-card powered GPS service you could get for your mobile phone - this was a product idea, nothing more; today an analagous service offering from one of the major carriers has been rolled out.

Certainly there are ethical and legal issues surrounding such technologies meant to keep us 'safe' but with a perhaps, 1984-style surveillance component.

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