Mar 042010
 March 4, 2010  Posted by  Non-U.S., Surveillance

Clay Dillow reports:

Privacy-loving Americans have roundly rejected the idea of implanting microchips within their bodies, but one in four Germans is enthusiastic about the idea of having a chip implanted as long as there are tangible benefits involved. Those benefits don’t even have to be of the life-and-death nature; some said they would implant a chip simply to make a shopping experience more enjoyable.

A poll released Monday in anticipation of Europe’s CeBIT trade show indicated that 23 percent of Germans are open to the idea of implantable microchips. The largest contingent (16 percent) said they would do it to help emergency services respond to them more quickly and effectively in case of an accident.

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