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VeriChip: The FDA Approved Biohack

VeriChip: The FDA Approved BiohackA lot has changed within biohacking in the last sixteen years. Let's take a look at VeriChip, the only FDA approved human identification RFID implant.
    In the '90s the practice of implanting pets with RFID identification microchips became a standard, i.e., Spot gets picked up by animal care and control, Spot's microchip gets scanned providing the veterinarian with an ID number linked to an entry in a database, Spot gets returned to their owner based on that ID number and the information in the connected database. Eleven years later, Dr. Richard Seeling watched 9/11 first responders in New York City write their badge numbers on their arms in marker. *lightbulb moment* A few days later Dr. Seeling implanted a pet RFID microchip in his arm, had no significant complications, and thus the idea of the VeriChip was born. 
Jump ahead to 2004 and the VeriChip has been approved by the FDA for use in medical applications. This approval allowing for …
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