Anyone interested in becoming
“Some people giving orders and others obeying them:
this is the essence of servitude. Of course, as Hospers smugly observes, “one
can at least change jobs,” but you can’t avoid having a job — just as under
statism one can at least change nationalities but you can’t avoid subjection to
one nation-state or another. But freedom means more than the right to change
- Bob Black, Source:
The Libertarian As Conservative, 1984
“Civilization is the progress toward a society of
privacy. The savage's whole existence is public, ruled by the laws of his tribe.
Civilization is the process of setting man free from men.”
- Ayn Rand,
APPLIED DIGITAL SOLUTIONS INTRODUCES VERICHIP™, A MINIATURIZED, IMPLANTABLE
IDENTIFICATION DEVICE WITH A VARIETY OF MEDICAL, SECURITY AND EMERGENCY
PALM BEACH, FL -- December 19, 2001 - - Applied Digital Solutions, Inc. (Nasdaq:
Emergency or Security-related Identification
Personal identity verification technology has gained considerable interest
recently. A great deal of focus has been trained on so-called “biometric”
technologies – which identify individuals by their unique biological or physical
characteristics, such as fingerprints, voiceprints, retina characteristics, and
face recognition points. VeriChip, by contrast, relies on imbedded,
tamper-proof, microchip technology, which allows for non-invasive access to
identification, medical and other critical data. Use of advanced VeriChip
technology means that the threat of theft, loss, duplication or counterfeiting
of data is substantially diminished or eliminated. Specific application areas
enhancement of present forms of identification, search and rescue, and
various law enforcement and defense uses.
Oracle boss urges national ID cards, offers free software
Posted at 11:14 p.m. PDT Saturday, Sept. 22, 2001
“Broaching a controversial subject that has gained visibility since the Sept. 11
terrorist attacks, Oracle Chairman and CEO Larry Ellison is calling for the
United States to create a national identification card system -- and offering to
donate the software to make it possible.”
``We're quite willing to provide the software for this absolutely free,'' he
“Oracle has a longstanding relationship with the federal government. Indeed, the
CIA was Ellison's first customer, and the company's name stems from a
project launched in the mid-1970s that sought better ways of storing and
retrieving digital data.”
"...experience hath shewn, that even under the
best forms [of government] those entrusted with power have, in time, and
by slow operations, perverted it into tyranny;..."
Jefferson, Fall 1778 Papers 2:526--27
Critical Issues of the Holocaust
Chapter 7 THE CAMPS
Copyright © 1997, The Simon Wiesenthal Center
“Seventy-six Jews escaped from Auschwitz; all but a dozen were caught and
returned to the camp.34 Almost all were hanged or shot, their corpses displayed
publicly as a warning to others. One young Belgian Jewess who tried to escape
and failed was Mala Zimetbaum. Together with a Polish inmate, she fled to
Slovakia in order to alert the world to the murder of Hungarian Jewry. To
document her charges, she brought papers from the camp. But at the Slovakian
border, she and the Polish inmate were arrested after the guards discovered the
Auschwitz tatoo on Mala's arm. Both prisoners were returned to the camp and
Applied Digital Solutions Invites Andy Rooney From 60 Minutes to ''Get
Chipped'' With New VeriChip Identification Device
``I wouldn't mind having something planted permanently in my
arm that would identify me.''
-- Andy Rooney, 60 Minutes, February 10, 2002
PALM BEACH, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 11, 2002-- Applied Digital Solutions,
Inc. (Nasdaq: ADSX - news), an advanced technology development company, today
formally invited 60 Minutes commentator Andy Rooney to be among the first people
in the world to ``get chipped(TM)'' - the term the company uses for having a
VeriChip(TM) identification microchip implanted.
On the February 10, 2002, 60 Minutes broadcast, Mr. Rooney said:
``We need some system for permanently identifying safe people. Most of us are
never going to blow anything up and there's got to be something better than one
of these photo Ids ... I wouldn't mind having something planted permanently in
my arm that would identify me.''
Richard J. Sullivan, Chairman and CEO of Applied Digital Solutions, commented:
``Mr. Rooney is absolutely correct -- there's got to be something better. And
there is. It's VeriChip. And we'd be delighted to include Mr. Rooney in our very
first group of VeriChip subscribers once we have approval from the FDA to 'chip'
VERICHIP™ TO BE FEATURED ON CNN’S AMERICAN MORNING WITH PAULA ZAHN, JANUARY 10,
Chairman reflects on “astounding” media coverage about VeriChip since original
announcement on December 19, 2001
Since it was first announced on December 19, 2001, VeriChip has been covered by
a range of major newspapers, television news programs, and wire services,
including NBC’s Today Show, the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, the
Chicago Tribune, Reuters, Associated Press, CNN-Financial News, CBS Radio,
National Public Radio, BBC radio, Tech TV, the Toronto Star, among many others.
In addition, a number of major media outlets are expected to carry stories about
VeriChip in the near future, including CBS Weekend Evening News, the New York
Times and National Geographic Magazine.
“The amount and quality of media coverage about VeriChip has been astounding,”
commented Applied Digital Solutions’ Chairman and CEO, Richard J. Sullivan. “We
expected a great deal of interest, but we’ve been pleasantly surprised with the
overwhelming excitement on the part of the media and general public. The key
thing for us to do – and we’re in the process of doing it right now – is to
translate the enormous interest we’ve generated into solid business
opportunities and revenue. We are in final negotiations with several potential
distribution partners for VeriChip both in the United States and Latin America.”
''the Wave of
Tuesday February 5, 10:30 am Eastern Time
“Mr. O'Reilly opened the segment about VeriChip by suggesting this technology
could be ``the wave of the future.''
“Two guests appeared on the program representing Applied Digital Solutions: Dr.
Keith Bolton, Chief Technology Officer; and Dr. Richard Seelig, Director of
VeriChip's Medical Application's project. Dr. Seelig is the only person in the
world with two VeriChips implanted in him - one in his arm and one in his hip. “
“The VeriChip story on The O'Reilly Factor follows a number of high-profile
interviews and events that have put VeriChip increasingly in the media
spotlight. For example, on January 29, 2002, Dr. Keith Bolton gave a ``guest
lecture'' at Harvard Business School focusing on Applied Digital Solutions'
advanced technologies, including VeriChip. Dr. Bolton said afterwards that
faculty members assured him that these technologies would become the subject of
an ongoing case study in the coming years designed to understand their evolution
and impact on the global marketplace.”
VeriChip's National Rollout Begins in Palm Beach County, Florida
Jacobs Family to ``Get Chipped'' May 10, 2002
Local hospitals and physicians to participate in initial rollout of VeriChip(TM)
and the GVS Registry
Monday April 22, 8:27 am Eastern Time
Applied Digital Solutions, Inc. (Nasdaq: ADSX - news), an advanced
technology development company, announced today that the Jacobs family will be
the first in the world to ``get chipped''(TM) with VeriChip's personal
The historic ``chipping'' procedure will take place in the first Authorized
VeriChip Center in Palm Beach County, Florida, on May 10, 2002.
VeriChip is a miniaturized, implantable, radio frequency identification device (RFID)
that can be used in a variety of security, emergency and healthcare
applications. On April 4, 2002, the company announced that it had received
written guidance that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) does not
consider VeriChip's personal verification device to be a regulated medical
device, enabling the company to begin sales, marketing and distribution of
VeriChip in the United States. The company believes its first-mover advantage
will enable it to gain significant market share in the emergency information and
verification market that is estimated to exceed $15 billion.
Each VeriChip is composed of FDA-accepted materials and contains a unique
verification number that can seamlessly integrate to the Global VeriChip
Subscriber (GVS) Registry. This Registry program will enable VeriChip
subscribers to store pertinent personal verification and healthcare information
in the company's secure database. The GVS Registry is hosted and maintained by
Digital Angel Corporation's (Amex: DOC - news) state-of-the-art, FDA-compliant
operations center in Owings, Maryland.
"It is beneath human dignity to lose one's
individuality and become a mere cog in the machine."
Mohandas K. Ghandi
Borg: Star Trek
The Borg have a singular goal, namely the consumption of technology, rather
than wealth or political expansion as most species seek.
to their spokesman, in the form of an assimilated Captain Jean-Luc Picard, the
Borg only want to "raise the quality of life" of the species they "assimilate."
Androids, for example, they view as primitive and obsolete. Born humanoid, they
are almost immediately implanted with bio-chips that link their brains to a
collective consciousness via a unique subspace frequency emitted by each drone.
This collective consciousness is experienced by the Borg as "thousands" of
voices — they are collectively aware, but not aware of themselves as separate
FDA Approves Human Brain Implant Devices
Thu, Apr 14, 2004
BOSTON - For years, futurists have dreamed of machines that can read minds, then
act on instructions as they are thought. Now, human trials are
set to begin on a brain-computer interface involving
Cyberkinetics Inc. of Foxboro, Mass., has received Food and Drug Administration
approval to begin a clinical trial in which four-square-millimeter chips will be
placed beneath the skulls of paralyzed patients.
If successful, the chips could allow patients to command a computer to act —
merely by thinking about the instructions they wish to send.
No Chip in Arm, No Shot From Gun
Apr. 14, 2004
PALM BEACH, Florida -- A new computer chip promises to keep police guns
from firing if they fall into the wrong hands.
The tiny chip would be implanted in a police officer's hand and would match up
with a scanning device inside a handgun. If the officer and gun match, a digital
signal unlocks the trigger so it can be fired. But if a child or criminal would
get hold of the gun, it would be useless.
The technology is the latest attempt to create a so-called "smart gun" and could
be marketed to law enforcement agencies within a year,
according to Verichip, which has created the microchip.
"We're at an interesting age where all sorts of science fiction is becoming
real technology," said Donald Sebastian, NJIT vice president for research
and development and director of the project.
"The danger is not that a particular class is unfit
to govern. Every class is unfit to govern...Power tends to corrupt, and
absolute power corrupts absolutely."
The office already has an emblem that features a
variation of the great seal of the United States: An eye looms over a pyramid
and appears to scan the world. The motto reads: Scientia Est Potentia, or
"knowledge is power."
U.S. Hopes to Check Computers Globally, Nov. 12, 2002
U.S. Hopes to Check Computers Globally
System Would Be Used to Hunt Terrorists
By Robert O'Harrow Jr.
Washington Post Staff Writer
Tuesday, November 12, 2002; Page A04
A new Pentagon research office has started designing a global
computer-surveillance system to give U.S. counterterrorism officials access to
personal information in government and commercial databases around the world.
The Information Awareness Office, run by former national security adviser
John M. Poindexter, aims to develop new technologies to sift through
"ultra-large" data warehouses and networked computers in search of threatening
patterns among everyday transactions, such as credit card purchases and travel
reservations, according to interviews and documents.
"There's an Orwellian concept if I've ever heard one," Hart said when
told about the program.
Getting the Defense Department job is something of a comeback for Poindexter.
The Reagan administration national security adviser was convicted in 1990 of
five felony counts of lying to Congress, destroying official documents and
obstructing congressional inquiries into the Iran-contra affair, which involved
the secret sale of arms to Iran in the mid-1980s and diversion of profits to
help the contra rebels in Nicaragua.
Information Awareness (TIA) System (DARPA)
The Total Information Awareness (TIA) program is a FY03 new-start program.
The goal of the Total Information Awareness (TIA) program is to revolutionize
the ability of the United States to detect, classify and identify foreign
terrorists – and decipher their plans – and thereby enable the U.S. to take
timely action to successfully preempt and defeat terrorist acts.
Oracle boss urges national ID cards, offers free software
Posted at 11:14 p.m. PDT Saturday, Sept. 22, 2001
Calls for national ID cards traditionally have been met with fierce
resistance from civil liberties groups, who say the cards would intrude on the
privacy of Americans and allow the government to track people's movements.
But Ellison said in the electronic age, little privacy is left anyway.
``Well, this privacy you're concerned about is largely an illusion,'' he
said. ``All you have to give up is your illusions, not any of your privacy.
Right now, you can go onto the Internet and get a credit report about your
neighbor and find out where your neighbor works, how much they earn and if they
had a late mortgage payment and tons of other information.''
Mass Theft of Identities Alleged
30,000 Victimized; U.S. Charges Computer Worker
By Brooke A. Masters
Washington Post Staff Writer
Tuesday, November 26, 2002; Page A01
Federal prosecutors allege that they then sold lists of credit card
numbers, checking accounts and other personal information to scam artists,
splitting a fee of $60 per name. Authorities said early efforts to track down
victims have so far turned up $2.7 million in losses.
"With a few keystrokes, these men essentially picked the pockets of tens of
thousands of Americans and in the process took their identities, stole their
money and swiped their security," Manhattan U.S. Attorney James B. Comey
said at a news conference announcing the arrests.
Credit companies have long relied on big central databases to help lenders
decide which applications to approve, and the federal government is now looking
at tapping the same information to improve homeland security.