As we are making new headway into the millenium, VeriChip Inc. has made a Radio Frequency Identification chip (RFID). The main thrust of the chip is to use them in patients in hospital systems as a record keeping system. In addition, it can be extended to handle your personal commerce, personal ID, encode genetic information, and can be used to locate you by GPS. http://www.verichipcorp.com/ FDA approval for VeriChip http://msnbc.msn.com/id/6237364/ Tommy Thompson, a board member of VeriChip and former Health Secretary, claims to be the first in line to use them. However, he says he is waiting for it to catch on. I'll let you form your own opinion about this... http://www.infowars.com/articles/bb/rfid_thompson_denies_implant_doubts.htm I'm not one of those posters who puts up controversial crap then cuts and runs. Here is my opinion. I think it is a slippery slope towards enslavement. People have a right to freedom and this technology can be very easily abused by people in positions of power. I think there is absolutely no reason to have this technology for what it has been claimed to be designed for (when it comes to humans). A couple senators, I think included Sen. Clinton, have started on making a bill to unify the paper work necessary for patients to fill out. Somewhat of a comprehensive form so that one isn't filling out many redundant forms. I think the best way to track patients if you are worried about it is to apply a bar code to their hospital bed or patient gown. No implant needed. This reminds me of the tattoos the Jews, Gypsies, Homosexuals, etc. recieved from the Nazi party when they were enslaved in concentration camps. As future physicians, we all are going to confront this issue. Will you support it and for what reasons?