Air Date: June 6, 2013
Host: Jim Schneider
Guest: Katherine Albrecht
Dr. Katherine Albrecht is the author or co-author of six books including, Spychips: How Major Corporations and Government Plan to Track Your Every Move with RFID. She has a doctorate in education and also a Masters in Education with a concentration in technology, innovation and education. She is a privacy expert, a frequent keynote speaker and lecturer and director of CASPIAN (Consumers Against Supermarket Privacy Invasion and Numbering).
Imagine your body becoming a numerical signal that can be used for authentication to make purchases, log on to smart-phones, to start a car, etc. Imagine this being accomplished with an electronic tattoo which is actually a sticker that’s an RFID tag. This tag would make you an antenna that transmits your number everywhere you go.
Then there’s “vitamin authentication”. In this case you would swallow an RFID laced pill. As it works its way through your system the radio microchip in the pill would react with the acids in your stomach to create a battery that would turn your body into an antenna. So as you touch your computer, smart-phone or other similar hi-tech device, you would be transmitting your authentication code (your unique I.D. number). No need to remember passwords!
Does this sound like science fiction or perhaps another step toward a “mark of the beast”? Learn more as Dr. Albrecht explains not only these staggering new technologies in the works, but why privacy concerns that may have seemed like conspiracy theories in the past are now genuine concerns.
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