"The Debate over Microchipping People and the Challenges of RFID"? Panel Session at ISTAS10
This video was taken of a five member panel session that was chaired by Mr William Herbert Deputy Chair of New York State Public Employment Relations Board, USA (for identification purposes only) at the IEEE Symposium on Technology and Society (ISTAS) held at the University of Wollongong 7-10 June 2010.
This impromptu panel session was titled "The Debate over Microchipping People and the Challenges of RFID" and was inspired by the keynote, plenary and invited speakers themselves, as the question of microchipping people was debated over the first two days of the symposium.
The theme of the conference was "The Social Implications of Emerging Technologies." The program chair, Associate Professor Katina Michael who herself has had a long-standing research interest in humancentric RFID alongside her collaborator Dr MG Michael, could not have hoped for a more dynamic symposium- this panel depicts the diversity of opinion on this complex issue of embedded microchips into the body for non-medical applications.
(from left to right): Dr Katherine Albrecht of CASPIAN, Professor Roger Clarke, of the Australian Privacy Foundation, the panel chair Mr William Herbert, Deputy Chair of New York State Public Employment Relations Board, USA (for identification purposes only), Professor Rafael Capurro of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Dr Mark Gasson of the University of Reading, and Mr Amal Graafstra author of RFID Toys.
Credit: This video was taken by Jordan Brown.