:: Verichip

A Florida family becomes the first cyborgs when implanted with the new Verichip. Veri referring to the latin for true, truth, real, truthfulness, and chip for, well, a silicon device that holds information in the form of ones and zeds. That’s a spooky, spooky name. Why not something like Viachip, Medichip or Vitachip? It doesn’t contain truth – it contains medical and personal data. Don’t try to put one of those things in me! If I want you to know you my name and the fact that I am a few pounds over my ideal weight I will tell you.

My prediction is that it won’t be too long before someone suggests tracking non-citizens residing in this country with that device. You didn’t hear it here first, though – I want someone else to take the blame for that idea.