CASE : RFID /Microchips | Is it possible to monitor 2-way conversations?
We have even heard and read about people being implanted with RFID devices without their knowledge or consent, which constitutes violation of privacy (not to mention the potential health repercussions i.e., tumors linked to RFID implants.) So keep in mind that according to Wikipedia:
Veterinary and toxicology studies carried out from 1996 to 2006 found that lab mice and rats injected with microchips sometimes developed cancerous tumors around the micropchips (subcutaneous sarcomas). Data suggest that between 1% and 10% of the implanted lab animals developed malignant cancers originating in the tissue surrounding the microchips. Dr. Cheryl London, a veterinarian oncologist at Ohio State University, noted: “It’s much easier to cause cancer in mice than it is in people. So it may be that what you’re seeing in mice represents an exaggerated phenomenon of what may occur in people.” London suggested a 20-year study of chipped canines was needed “to see if you have a biological effect.” Specialists from several pre-eminent cancer institutions have supported such testing before microchips are implanted on a large scale in humans.
Other medical complications According to the FDA, implantation of the VeriChip poses potential medical downsides. Electrical hazards, MRI incompatibility, adverse tissue reaction, and migration of the implanted transponder are just a few of the potential risks associated with the Verichip ID implant device, according to an October 12, 2004 letter issued by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
A patient could be burned if the chip reacts to outside source of EMF radiation, such as a strong electrical field or a magnetic resonance imager (MRI) machine. The strong magnets used in an MRI scanner could destroy the implant and cause serious burns, internally and externally. According to the FDA’s Primer on Medical Device Interactions with Magnetic Resonance Imaging Systems, “electrical currents may be induced in conductive metal implants” that can cause “potentially severe patient burns.”
However, when the Mythbusters TV show tested a microchip implant in an MRI machine, the test subject showed no signs of pain or trauma. Since MRI machines come in various strengths, it is possible that higher energy-emitting MRI machines may be more problematic. The model and make of the chip could affect possible outcomes as well.