Thursday, February 16, 2006 - The Progress & Freedom Foundation Blog

XOXO Is Now Spelled RFID?

Call me a romantic, a traditionalist, a stick in the mud or even a -- gasp, conservative -- but an RFID chip is simply not high on the list of gifts for the special someone in my life.

The story of cross-border, digital "love" is here. A few years back, the speaker at our Aspen Summit Chairman's Dinner suggested microchips for his children. In effect, he argued, if it is good enough for our pets why don't we chip our kids and link them to the Amber Alert system. An uneasy chuckle went through the audience. Wackiness? Perhaps. Prescience? Perhaps. Romantic? Certainly not.

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