ROBOT: "The Cyborgs Are Coming!"

From: J. R. Molloy (
Date: Fri Dec 21 2001 - 10:31:13 MST

Applied Digital Solutions (Nasdaq: ADSX) announced Wednesday it has developed
a miniature, implantable identification chip for use in medical, security and
emergency applications.
Called VeriChip, the 12mm by 2.1mm microchip containing medical and
identification information can be implanted under the skin and read by an
external scanner.
While Palm Beach, Florida-based Applied Digital touts the device as an advance
in medical monitoring and personal security, it is raising the eyebrows of
civil libertarians and others wary of identification that cannot be turned
Applied Digital chairman and CEO Richard J. Sullivan called the VeriChip
"another significant step in developing leading-edge personal security
technologies for a rapidly evolving marketplace.

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"You'll learn to like robots.
They'll be nicer than human beings."
--Hans Moravec

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Useless hypotheses, etc.:
 consciousness, phlogiston, philosophy, vitalism, mind, free will, qualia,
analog computing, cultural relativism, GAC, Cyc, Eliza, cryonics, individual
uniqueness, ego, human values, scientific relinquishment, malevolent AI,
non-sensory experience, SETI

We move into a better future in proportion as science displaces superstition.

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