Implanted RFIDs are a pretty startling way to discriminate the out crowd from the in crowd, both with non-humans and humans. Japan’s planning to implant foreign dogs with RFID, while a Spanish club owner offers implants to his VIP customers (via Joi Ito). I know this is an obvious thing to say, but this is not a simple good-vs-evil issue: the world of RFIDs is not black and the world without them is not white. We need knowledgeable non-fundamentalist discussion about the politics of electronic tagging, pressingly.

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