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RFID Implants for Spanish Revelers

michael posted more than 9 years ago | from the also,-the-spca-will-return-you-to-your-owner-if-lost dept.

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WWW/X writes "USA Today reports that clubbers in Barcelona are getting drunk and being implanted on site with RFID chips in order to pay their bills without carrying around bulky items such as credit cards. The article states that the implant can go anywhere, however it does not state whether anyone has chosen their forehead." The club's website describes the program (link in spanish).

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Beheading video - where it at?!? (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#9129573)

Link for the Beheading video please to be posting.

Oh and firsto posto!!!

Re:Beheading video - where it at?!? (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#9129622)

Kazaa, d00d

Re:Beheading video - where it at?!? (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#9129651)


Here you go: Don't lose your head. [ogrish.com] Looking forward to an American-free Iraq,
Osama

Barcelona (3, Interesting)

F34nor (321515) | more than 9 years ago | (#9129574)

Loved it, loved the music, loved the food, still wouldn't get RFID to pay for drinks.

Re:Barcelona (4, Informative)

Ayaress (662020) | more than 9 years ago | (#9129713)

The one thing I should point out is that, despite the suspicious wording of the article, the people got implanted BEFORE they got drunk.

Re:Barcelona (1)

b1t r0t (216468) | more than 9 years ago | (#9129838)

I thought they were just using mankind's original anesthetic before doing the procedure.

Just how stupid/vapid/careless/insane ... (1)

burgburgburg (574866) | more than 9 years ago | (#9129882)

does one have to be to decide: it's too difficult to carry money or plastic or identification. I'll just have a "nurse" implant a device under my skin.

They should be ashamed that they're NOT drunk when they do this.

Good thing I'm not a fundamentalist or I'd see this as an indicator of people volunteering for the Mark of the Beast.

Quotes from Revelations (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#9129576)

in 3, 2, 1...

The Book of Slashdot (2, Funny)

Scoria (264473) | more than 9 years ago | (#9129855)

I'll start.

1:1 "And the Anonymous Coward, whose attempts to inspire many trolls had failed, ventured to the dark land of the savages. 'Why,' the dark savages questioned, 'has the nerd ventured so far from his Homeland?'"

1:2 "'Perhaps he is feeling adventurous.'"

1:3 "After the savages' intrusive physical examinations, the Anonymous Coward could only drink. And for seven days, he did."

1:4 "On the seventh day, he awoke to the unpleasant sensation of an RFID. To his dismay, the object had been installed in the forbidden cavity."

Implant at your private!!! (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#9129577)

Man.. imagine the sales girl that has to manage that!

Re:Implant at your private!!! (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#9129614)

good thing that they're microscopic. In your case, they just might fit!

MUH DICK IN YUR ASS! (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#9129693)

FAG!

STUPID SPICS (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#9129584)

Greeeat... (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#9129585)

I was thinking my eyes... We truly could live out the "Minority Report" fantasy.

SO cool. (5, Funny)

Hanna's Goblin Toys (635700) | more than 9 years ago | (#9129587)

Ok this is so yesterday. I got my waver at Baja, people, and I can't love it enough. It's phat because I can totally wave it in front of any of the bartenders and like bam I have a drink. It's even better in the summer because it's like totally hot right now (third day of this awful humidity) and so I can wear like anything hot that I want and I don't have to carry a PURSE or those lame KEYCHAIN WALLETS and stuff. So anyway at the library once this guy was all freaking out on me about how I got "implanted" and I was going to be "tracked and monitored" and said "don't you read Slashdot?". He was gross and I ran away but that's how I found out about this site.

Anyway I've read here long enough to know that no one here is going to want a waver but that's cool because I'm just guessing here that only uncool ugly people are going to get all wigged about being cool and not having to carry a wallet. Which just means more hot guys at Baja for me.

Smack that ass, boyfriend!

Re:SO cool. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#9129753)

you're more right with the satire than you know...

Re:SO cool. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#9129791)

Since when did we start letting stupid clubber chicks on slashdot?

I work for a fortune 500 company - slap that ass girlfriend... or as we say... w00t!!!

Re:SO cool. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#9129902)

I don't want key-chain-wallet, I just want bang, bang, bang.

2nd post (-1, Offtopic)

dmehus (630907) | more than 9 years ago | (#9129593)

Wow, my first time as the 2nd post to a thread. Okay, that was stupid. (Let's hope it doesn't ruin my excellent karma; just leave it at a score of 1 or something.)

Cheers,
Doug

Re:2nd post - I got the second post, Bitch... (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#9129637)

What are you talking about? I got the second post, you bitch. I posted the request for the beheading video link.

Suck it BEEYOTCH!!!

Glass? (4, Interesting)

marshac (580242) | more than 9 years ago | (#9129599)

USA today says that it's made out of glass... couldn't this possibly break? Ouch. Then again, USA Today is known for their high quality journalism...

Re:Glass? (5, Insightful)

Phoenixhunter (588958) | more than 9 years ago | (#9129642)

Ever tried to break a small piece of glass? A hammer could do it on a hard surface, but not when it is in the subdermal layer where it is in a relative cushion...

Re:Glass? (1)

BCoates (512464) | more than 9 years ago | (#9129671)

if it breaks, you'll have two tiny near-microscopic pieces of glass embedded in your flesh.

Re:Glass? (1)

pr0c (604875) | more than 9 years ago | (#9129892)

marshac: USA today says that it's made out of glass... couldn't this possibly break? Ouch. Then again, USA Today is known for their high quality journalism...

It is the same ids they use on cats, dogs, horses, some cows, etc. If it is durable enough to use on these animals, it is durable enough for you.

Greenhouse gas emissions (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#9129600)

Australia is #1 among nations when it comes to per capita greenhouse gas emissions! Huzzah!

Though Canada (#2) and the US (#3) are not far behind, it may still take them years to catch up!

Re:Greenhouse gas emissions (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#9129650)

That's because the U.S. keeps the Black and Hispanic population poor, and they cannot afford to buy cars. Bicycles don't pollute.

No prob (5, Funny)

grub (11606) | more than 9 years ago | (#9129610)


Get RFID tag installed.

Don your tinfoil hat.

Drink.

Re:No prob (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#9129652)

you for got
4.Profit!

Problem... (1)

jd (1658) | more than 9 years ago | (#9129872)

When you're drunk, they install a second RFID tag. Somewhere else.... possibly quite painful.


Or, they could just decide to put a second tag in your throat. Just faulty enough to ignite the alchohol as it goes by. (Thus destroying any incriminating evidence.)

Scalpels just became a mugging tool! (5, Interesting)

ericspinder (146776) | more than 9 years ago | (#9129628)

I can see it now...
Lean against the bar and accidently buy everybody a round!

Or better, yet muggers using a knife and cutting out the implant. I'd feel better if the scanner would only work an inch or two from the chip, rather than several feet. Otherwise, in a crowded bar how would you know who is paying?

Re:Scalpels just became a mugging tool! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#9129723)

All the more reason to turn it into a tatoo with the numbers 666 encoded somehow.

what if they leave? (3, Interesting)

Kjuib (584451) | more than 9 years ago | (#9129645)

does the chip stay or does your body slowly reject it and shoot it across the room? Maybe they could make disposible ones, that they can swallow and pass it a day or two later... that would be gross, but no implants...

Re:what if they leave? (3, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#9129699)


does your body slowly reject it and shoot it across the room?

Yeah, you get it implanted in your wrist and at the right moment you impress the girls with your "Look at me, I'm Spiderman!" move as it flies from your wrist.

Re:what if they leave? (2, Informative)

petecarlson (457202) | more than 9 years ago | (#9129818)

does the chip stay or does your body slowly reject it and shoot it across the room?

I've had a shard of fiberglass in my leg for ten years (pole vaulting) and it hasn't come out yet. Sometimes after running two or three miles I can reach down and feel it but other then that I wouldn't even know it was still there.

stinkin RFID (4, Funny)

happyfrogcow (708359) | more than 9 years ago | (#9129655)

all news today is "smart this.. implant that..."

you can take your RFID and shove it up your ass! literally!

Re:stinkin RFID (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#9129744)


you can take your RFID and shove it up your ass!

but then your next date would push it up where you couldn't retrieve it.

Not just privacy issues.. (5, Interesting)

Karamchand (607798) | more than 9 years ago | (#9129657)

..but counterfeiting/identity theft issues as well. If the RFID is readable that easily, I can just read of the wealthist customer's RFID and make one with his ID for myself. Voila, I'll have a drunken night at the club!

free drinks for everyone, well (-1, Redundant)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#9129663)

how hard would it be to duplicate an RFID tag? not very hard I would think

Reminds me.. (4, Interesting)

fiannaFailMan (702447) | more than 9 years ago | (#9129664)

of when I was in Mallorca getting polaxed every night. The fact that I had to use cash meant that I could pace myself and not blow all my money, as you would do very quickly when you're so drunk that you could lose track of how much (or little) money you can spare. If I was able to just wave my hand and get a drink I'd be bankrupt in no time. I think that's a more pressing concern than any privacy issues.

Re:Reminds me.. (1)

stratjakt (596332) | more than 9 years ago | (#9129817)

So noone should have this convenience because of your lack of self control?

Re:Reminds me.. (1)

fiannaFailMan (702447) | more than 9 years ago | (#9129886)

So noone should have this convenience because of your lack of self control?
No. I would not want this because of my lack of control - and lack of control is usually what results from a long night of drinking.

Re:Reminds me.. (1)

the0ther (720331) | more than 9 years ago | (#9129876)

Clearly you are not drinking enough if you think that reason and logic enter into the equation when deciding whether or not to get another cocktail. Amateur.

Alternatives (5, Insightful)

Kallahar (227430) | more than 9 years ago | (#9129667)

How about the option to put it in, for example:
A ring
A necklace
An earring, nose ring, etc.
A bracelet
A watch

All of these seem a lot safer, putting things under the skin can be really really dangerous. How do you go about getting it out if you're done with it? What if someone clones your id? What if it migrates to somewhere else in your body?

It's times like this that I'm glad we have an FDA here in the US.

Idiot Sauron (5, Funny)

AtariAmarok (451306) | more than 9 years ago | (#9129714)

"How about the option to put it in, for example: A ring

D'oh! If Sauron had remembered to embed an RFID chip in that damn ring when he first had it made, it would have saved him and many others thousands of years of "looking for lost jewelry" trouble.

Re:Idiot Sauron (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#9129897)

LOTR is not real.

Re:Alternatives (1)

ichimunki (194887) | more than 9 years ago | (#9129784)

Yeah, because we need the FDA to help us not make stupid decisions like getting RFID implants. The people who are getting this sound like hardcore clubgoers and probably have bigger concerns than these implants-- like liver damage.

Re:Alternatives (1)

Rupert (28001) | more than 9 years ago | (#9129861)

How about in a tube, about an inch and a half across and a foot long? I'm not saying where you should wear it, but before you hardware hackers start getting any ideas about putting an Athlon inside it, you may want to consider the relative amounts of acceptable heat dispersion at various places on the body.

Running of the Bulls (4, Funny)

AtariAmarok (451306) | more than 9 years ago | (#9129676)

I hear they are putting RFID's in the bulls for the next "running of the bulls" in Pamplona, Spain.

I look foward to participating in the next run, and logging into my specially-fitted Palm Pilot as I run down the street and check the red dots on the screen so I know where the bull horns are so I can avoid them.

rfid (2, Funny)

virtualone (768392) | more than 9 years ago | (#9129684)

they have to get me very drunk to let them implant me a rfid thingie

Re:rfid (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#9129724)

Thanks for your imput, GW. Now guzzle a couple more freshies with your daughters!

Sensationalistic?! (5, Insightful)

n-baxley (103975) | more than 9 years ago | (#9129685)

What a load of crap! The /. descriptions says clubbers in Barcelona are getting drunk and being implanted on site with RFID chips which maks it sound like the club is tagging passed out patrons with a chip without their consent. In fact the bar is sponsoring the chip implants and people can sign up for them. I'm not saying that it makes the idea OK, but it's a heck of a lot better than a story about waking up with an ID embedded in your arm. Let's try to tell it like it is a little more, even if it is /.

Look man. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#9129732)

I put as much disinformation in the story as I could. The title was originally "Greek partygoers" not "Spanish revelers", but Michael managed to catch the fact that Barcelona isn't in Greece.

Thank you for giving me credit for the bits I managed to slip by. I do my best.

seiscientos sesenta seises. (4, Funny)

nebaz (453974) | more than 9 years ago | (#9129690)

marca de la bestia

(Thanks google. :-)

this time in catalan (1)

pcardoso (132954) | more than 9 years ago | (#9129844)

or as the locals would say it, siscents seixanta sis...

(thanks Socrates/Eramus at Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona! :)

Making its way to Ibiza next (2, Funny)

mackermacker (250587) | more than 9 years ago | (#9129694)

Was there last year, and I can see it now... The british kids selling Ectasy at Space, Pacha, El Divino and cafe Del Mar, can just bill you electronically.

Shows up on credit card as "adult entertainment". I see the potential for abuse.

Wow! This is Great! (3, Funny)

dakan (746916) | more than 9 years ago | (#9129697)

Alright! Now I can get drunk, pay my tab, and be tracked where ever I go. I'll never be lost again! In fact now the bartender will know exactly what I like so when I'm too trashed to order he will still know what I'm looking for.

In Addition, I'm sure other merchants will catch on to the fact that I have an RFID tag and they will make wonderful use of it as well! This is a marvelous idea! Maybe now someone will remember my name.

Re:Wow! This is Great! (1)

janbjurstrom (652025) | more than 9 years ago | (#9129900)

... someone will remember my name.

Yes, dakan, you are also - in addition to learning how to levitate - going to live forever.

Other uses (1)

White Manual (584363) | more than 9 years ago | (#9129706)

It could also help you to stop beating your wife http://www.guardian.co.uk/spain/article/0,2763,119 2217,00.html

This is against the law (1)

SimianOverlord (727643) | more than 9 years ago | (#9129711)


There must surely be prosecutions resulting from this hostile action by the Spanish Tourist industry. No matter how little respect you have for the average beer and boobs tourist, I think getting them drunk then shoving a RFID implant in them is too harsh. Fair enough if these people had actually volunteered for this, their choice, but to prey on them like some overbloated Spanish parasite is repellant. I will be boycotting onions until this blatant illegality is quashed.

So what... (5, Funny)

UncleBiggims (526644) | more than 9 years ago | (#9129719)

Wave a body part and get a drink? So what! Girls have had this power since forever. And for them the drink is free.

Grocery Rewards Chip (3, Funny)

marshac (580242) | more than 9 years ago | (#9129722)

Great, now my arm can look like my keychain with a half-dozen different "rewards" RFID chips... The added side benefit with all that junk in your arm will be when you light up the metal detector at the airport like a Christmas tree... and then the friendly TSA agent dons the rubber gloves...

An excellent idea (1, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#9129727)

I know I'll be modded down, but this will enhance privacy.

No more does someone have to worry about getting their wallet stolen because they were too drunk to notice. This means fewer credit card thefts, the leading cause of identity theft & privacy violations.

Subtle troll? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#9129893)

No more does someone have to worry about getting their wallet stolen because they were too drunk to notice. This means fewer credit card thefts, the leading cause of identity theft & privacy violations.

Rrrriiiigggghhhhtttt. Now only the well-funded, professional bad guys will be able to invade your privacy. And you won't even know when it happens.

Please tell me that you're not allowed to vote. And you should be modded -5 Duh.

Bulky? (5, Insightful)

clausiam (609879) | more than 9 years ago | (#9129731)

..bulky items such as credit cards...

Yeah those pesky bulky 50x30x0.5 mm^3 credit cards - don't want to lug one of those around.

/Claus

obligatory (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#9129740)

mark of the beast!!!

Easy access to cash & alcohol (2, Interesting)

axis-techno-geek (70545) | more than 9 years ago | (#9129742)

Too me this just sounds like a bad idea.

If you pass out, your RFID chip still works, guess who's buying!

At least with cash, when your out, your done. Credit cards have a signature and some liability, what do the RFID tags have? (sorry no habla)

Re:Easy access to cash & alcohol (4, Insightful)

Bronster (13157) | more than 9 years ago | (#9129898)

If you pass out, your RFID chip still works, guess who's buying! At least with cash, when your out, your done.

Huh? So you're saying that the bartender is less likely to accept that cash that someone lifted from your wallet than to accept your passed-out body being dumped on the bar to pay for the drinks?

Apocalypse (1)

somethinghollow (530478) | more than 9 years ago | (#9129748)

Even though there is all the blah blah about Revelations and yadda yadda yadda, I think this would be pretty nice. Part of me wants to drop credit cards for implants because it would just be easy. Part of me is scared of that due to the whole My-Government-Really-Doesn't-Give-A-Toss-About-My- Privacy-And-They-Aren't-Afraid-To-Say-It (PATRIOT ACT, etc.) thing.

So, I was thinking maybe if they would make stylish jewlery instead of implants, it would be better. I hate wearing extra things on my person. I don't even wear a watch on my wrist. But, hey, if I were going out and I could conceal my credit card in, say, a ring or earing or bracelet or lapel pin, it'd be worth it. Can't get it pick-pocketed unless you are very careless, and you probably won't lose it as easily.

Then if you were worried about some RFID tracking, you could leave it at home and take cash / traditional credit cards.

That's it... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#9129758)

Where's my aluminum foil thong?

Re:That's it... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#9129846)

Where's my aluminum foil thong?
Don't you remember? You took it off because it was chafing your thighs too much...

Credit Cardss bulky (0, Redundant)

Sammich (623527) | more than 9 years ago | (#9129762)

Is it just me or is the statement "...bulky items such as credit cards." seem a little odd?

fraud? (0, Redundant)

Bellyflop (681305) | more than 9 years ago | (#9129768)

Maybe I don't get it. Do you have to sign a reciept or something after your RFID has been read? Otherwise, what's to stop an unscrupulousbar owner from charging you for all sorts of things during the evening? And if you do sign something, how do they know that they have the right signature? What if I make a fake RFID that has someone else number and just sign for it as usual? Not that most people checked the signatures on credit cards, but at least they have the option of checking...

Reminds me of that song "Master of the House" from Les Miserables...

Bad summary (1, Insightful)

helix400 (558178) | more than 9 years ago | (#9129769)

I got the impression from Slashdot's interpretation of USA Today's rant that these people are getting implants against their will because they're drunk. Or that they don't want the implants, but they get them because they are drunk.

Then when I read the article, I found out volunteers willingly accepted them.

Gotta love Slashdot articles that throw in completely unwarranted, biased statements like "patrons are getting drunk and...", even though the article says nothing of the sort.

We are becoming 1974. (2, Interesting)

cybergrue (696844) | more than 9 years ago | (#9129770)

What a wierd way of starting an article. I would have thought that 1984 would have been invoked in an article like this, but no, the author means 1974, and talks about Watergate et all. He even goes on to make a pun about Braingate, a brain computer communication tech.

Actually, I think the whole article is just wierd. At least three topics have been rammed together into this article. Does anyone have any proof that this is actually happening, or is this just some marketing hype that a reporter fell for?

stupid clubbers (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#9129774)

Yay.. Of course, they prey on the typical stupidity of clubbers.. "OMG ITS LIKE SO COOL!! ADN SO EZ TO GET A DRINK"

This is sick. What next? (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#9129783)

Metal implants in the tongue? Ears? Nose? Nipples? Lips? It starts with RFID and ends with the Borg.

Unnecessarily inflammatory submission (0, Redundant)

goldspider (445116) | more than 9 years ago | (#9129786)

"clubbers in Barcelona are getting drunk and being implanted on site with RFID chips"

Perhaps I have an overactive imagination, but did anyone else picture shady characters going around with Star Trek-esque implant devices sticking unconscious and unsuspecting victims with identity-stealing nanites?

Ok, no more than 3 cups of coffee for me from now on!

Removable (1)

levram2 (701042) | more than 9 years ago | (#9129823)

The interview mentions that they are easy to remove. The chips are for the VIPs and a perk. No abuse here. The company is just trying to differentiate themselves from other clubs with an interesting gimmick.

Hillarious (1)

dan_sdot (721837) | more than 9 years ago | (#9129828)

Here is the translation from freetranslation.com of the interview with the owner. It is funny for 2 reasons: the translation itself is funny, plus the things the owener says are just dumb.
Conrad Chase, director of the Low one Beach Club, agrees to an interview of the agency EFE speaking on the VIP VeriChip.

Just as you explain, the Verichip is a consistent technology in the establish of a digital chip under the skin. What motive has induced you to utilize this technology in a localities as the Low one Beach Club?

Two reasons. The first one is to continue the philosophy of originality that Low Beach Club has carried since the principle. And the second is to remove provecho to the teconología more advanced.

The majority of businessmen of the night are not original, are used to copying what another people creates. Only in the province of Barcelona, we can count more than 5 copies of the Low one Beach Club.

The imposition of this chip under the skin, a syringe is done by means of. This method of imposition causes some inconvenience or secondary effect?

The chip is of glass, totally harmless and arrives with a syringe of only use sterilized.

Conrad, you believe that the VeriChip will have good reception?

If, I know to a great deal of people with desires to establish it to him. At present, almost everyone carries piercings, tatuajes or silicona.

You carry tatuajes, piercings or silicona?

Not, although I have carried piercings. Perhaps some day me tatue the logo of the Drop.

In the routine life, causes some inconvenience?, is detectable by the sensors of metals?

(Laughters), a great deal of people asks me this. Inconvenience does not cause none, is not hooked, does not puncture, does not hurt... AND detectable by the sensors of metals... good, perhaps, but any button of Texan carries 10 times more metal than the Verichip.

Who takes charge of establishing it?

His placement can do it any person with the qualification of ATS, although, in the Low one Beach, the placement will do it a doctor.

How can it be extracted?

Is a very simple process. As simple as to extract a small chip.

What advantages will have in the Low one Beach Club a client that want himself him to put?,

Does not it do lack to carry monedero. With only passing for our reader, Low Beach Club will know is who, and of what balance arranges. For the time being will also have free entrance and access to the zone VIP that inaugurate on the 25 of March.

Is free for your clients?

The day of its launch, we will give it to all our VIPs. From that day the price of establishment will be of 125.

If I establish myself the VeriChip, will serve me only for the Drop?

The objective of this technology is to carry a system of identification to world level that annul the identity document need to carry and credit card. The Verichip that will establish in the Drop, will not be only for the Drop, is also useful for any another business that make use of this technology.


My favorite is his claim that everyone has either piercings, tatoos or silicon; then when asked if he does, he feels dumb.

Insert mine in my Penis (1)

drsmack1 (698392) | more than 9 years ago | (#9129840)

Then I'll be looking for a "slide card in slot" sign. And yes, I DO want a receipt.

nudist colinies (3, Funny)

mcguyver (589810) | more than 9 years ago | (#9129847)

This could be a hit with nudiest colonies or naked people that like to go shopping with their credit card. Go figure.

Alex Jones has something to say... (2, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#9129868)

This is a nice english version of the 'facts'

Spain Launches Microchip Implantation for VIP Members [twoday.net]

Baja Beach Club in Barcelona

UPDATE April 7, 2004 2:30 PM CST

Note from Alex Jones:

I interviewed Conrad Chase for 30 minutes on my syndicated radio broadcast. He told me that the CEO of VeriChip, Mr. Bolton, had told him that there was a plan to use the VeriChip as a global implantable identity system. I asked him if whether in the future you would have to have a chip to get into the club period, and he said yes.

I said laughingly, that you're not going to be a VIP in the world if you don't have a chip, to which he responded that that was a great slogan that he would start using.

He went on to say that all gun owners should have to have a microchip implanted in their hand to be able to own a gun. He also said that the VeriChip company had told him that the Italian government was preparing to implant all of their government workers. He said that this is a great system that he believes will replace credit cards for buying and selling.

I asked him where he was getting all of these ideas and he said that he had learned all of this from discussions with VeriChip, and that he was aware that the plant making the chips was in Beijing, China.

It doesn't get any more bone-chilling than this. They are going to sell microchips as the ultimate in trendiness.

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Club Director: "The chip will prevail...I believe wholeheartedly in the
chip system."

Violet Jones
Infowars.com
April 7, 2004

Baja Beach Club owner Conrad Chase wanted something unique to identify his VIP patrons. Other clubs had special jewelry or key chains, but he was looking for something special. After brainstorming, he came up with the idea to implant his VIP members with VeriChip's implantable microchip.

Alex has spoken many times over the years about how they would make the chip "fun," and how, by giving it an elite status, an entire generation of young teenagers would soon be arguing with their parents demanding that they let them be implanted so that they can be in the "in" crowd.

The Baja Beach Club and Chase have proved that the trend has started.

When I spoke to Mr. Chase this morning he told me that his implant launch had gotten the international media's attention. He himself was implanted at the media launch of the VIP implant system along with stars from the Spanish version of the TV Show, "Big Brother," (called "Grand Hermano" in Spain).

He also told me that he had been in touch with the VeriChip Corporation and that there were several new developments with their implant system including the Belgian subsidiary of firearm company, FN Herstal, which manufactures Browning and Smith and Wesson firearms, launching a implant-firearm system which would make a firearm functional only to the individual implanted with its corresponding microchip.

"We have a special zone at Baja beach Club where only VIPs are allowed, which has various exclusive services for these members. We are the first discotheque in the world to offer the VIP VeriChip. Using an integrated (imbedded) microchip, our VIPS can identify themselves and pay for their food and drinks without the need for any kind of document (ID)."


Informant: Harlan Girard

The kids are going to feel like a bunch of losers. (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#9129901)

...next time they ever end up inside a microwave oven.

uses in the ER (1)

frankmu (68782) | more than 9 years ago | (#9129915)

i can see the ER docs clamoring for this. they won't have to actually talk to the patients as the ambulance pulls them in to the parking lot. the patient record will pop right up on their handy dandy tablet PC without asking. now if there was an implantable etoh meter too

I woke up with a bad hangover-headache! (1)

lcsjk (143581) | more than 9 years ago | (#9129919)

I woke up with a massive headache and a funny feeling bump over my eye. 'Must have gotten into a fight!
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