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March 25, 2011

Tagged

"Tagged introduces us to the raging debate over the ubiquitous Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) chip, touted as a tool with invaluable medical applications by its supporters and denounced as the death knell for civil liberties by privacy advocates. This playfully smart short doc lets the audience decide: Is it "hip to be chipped," as a proposed marketing slogan claimed, or could RFID implants accelerate a slide down the slippery slope from surveillance society to totalitarian nightmare?"- National Film Board Website

It's a very tiny chip, the same size used for pets and medical patients. Though the manufacturer does not intend this to be used as a "Hip to be Chipped" devise. A couple of young men have implanted themselves with the chip, to demonstrate and also conveniently to open doors. Possibly just one of many tools used for future surveillance. ~Mike

Released in 2009

Askwith Media Library 54454-D 28 minutes

Posted by mcmike at March 25, 2011 10:18 AM

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