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DIY subcutaneous RFID tagging
March 25, 2006 10:08 PM   Subscribe

People are tagging themselves, with microchips. [via] [previous]
posted by airguitar (11 comments total)

 
My first thought was tags in the web 2.0 sense. I pictured this as a jacket made of post-it notes. I am more pleased with my imagination.
posted by luftmensch at 10:47 PM on March 25, 2006


People are stoopid.

What good is a tin foil hat if you've been RFIDed already?
posted by Windopaene at 10:56 PM on March 25, 2006


...they can have the chip implanted beneath the bar code tattoo.
posted by BitterOldPunk at 11:40 PM on March 25, 2006


I actually think this is pretty cool. Mind you, an read only tag that can be grabbed from a distance is incentive to steal it. I guess some strong cryptography would be called for.

Actually, come to think of it, even that wouldn't work. The tags are too reproducible. I guess I'll hold off until they can handshake.
posted by lumpenprole at 12:12 AM on March 26, 2006


Mostly, it lights up. It’s designed for walking around the desert, or riding my bicycle, at night—riding my bicycle at, say, the Burning Man festival, which is in the desert and pitch-dark. It’s a serious problem there.

It's always good to see people working on projects that address serious problems. What would humanity do without clothing that lights up while riding your bike at Burning Man?
posted by PeterMcDermott at 1:39 AM on March 26, 2006


What would humanity do without clothing that lights up while riding your bike at Burning Man?

Improve through natural selection?
posted by disclaimer at 5:34 AM on March 26, 2006


But how do I give myself rounded corners?
posted by stuporJIX at 7:54 AM on March 26, 2006


"Has someone made a tag cloud t-shirt yet?" I asked myself. Why, of course.
posted by nev at 11:37 AM on March 26, 2006


(stuporJIX, that was hilarious)
posted by nev at 11:38 AM on March 26, 2006


luftmensch, that was the exact same thought I had.
posted by youarenothere at 2:02 PM on March 26, 2006


And former secretaries of HHS support it!

Well, maybe not DIY-ing it.
posted by anjamu at 12:59 AM on March 27, 2006


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