Sophisticated microchip devices are available for identifying stray animals. Implants about the size of a grain of rice have been a great boon for owners with lost or stolen pets. One distributor of chips has reported that it has already implanted over six million. A pet owner can be assured that the chances of recovering a lost animal are greatly increased. At the pound, a stray can quickly be scanned, and, if it has a microchip, the animal’s owner can be identified.
Is it not then conceivable that this technology might be applied to humans?