Michael UrbanBITM 2701-LSProfessor ShimNovember 18, 2008Reading 10A new implantable computer chip, called the VeriChip has caused quite a stir in the medical and Internet Technology fields. This small chip which is placed underneath the skin is able to tell doctors and medical workers your personal medical information. But some questions have arisen. Because the information on the chip is not encoded or secure, hackers and other malicious people also have access to this information. While it may seem scary, there are many benefits to a patient that has the implantable computer chip.A patient with an implanted VeriChip can be saved from misdiagnosis and several other medical problems. If a patient is hurt, alone, and unable to speak, the VeriChip can speak for them. It can give the doctors all the information they need to quickly and efficiently diagnose
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