But every new technology brings with it apart from the obvious advantages, some serious disadvantages too. Thus Albert Einstein never could have imagined that his equation E=MC2 could one day be used to manufacture nuclear bombs. RFID too brings with it serious considerations that RFID tags could invade individual privacy and security. Already Hospitals in the USA are considering the implanting of RFID chips inside the patients' bodies, to track them and post-treatment health trends. Many American Agro companies are using RFID tags to track animals like cows, pigs etc.Soon major companies could think of implanting RFID chips and tags in their employees to track them in and out of office. If this is not invasion of privacy, then privacy invasion has to be redefined. The possibility of the governments planting these 'spychips',as RFID chips are called, in the bodies of citizens and tracking their every single movement and action, is clear and distinct.Enemy Nations could implant these spychips inside persons handling sensitive portfolios in National Defence and the Armed Forces. Spying and spying techniques could undergo revolutionary changes, eliminating the need for physical presence of the spies inside enemy terrirtory. A combination of spy satellites and spychips could render privacy as a thing of the past. These are real concerns.
Laws must be enunciated to counter these possibility, ensuring the sovereignty of personal privacy and limiting the use of RFID tags and chips.
PKP IYER, SENIOR EDITOR, EXCELLONE TECHNOLOGIES. EXCELLONE TECHNOLOGIES ARE QUALITY WEBDESIGN AND WEBSITE DEVELOPMENT COMPANY FROM INDIA
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