This is an old story which was recently resurrected by Huffington Post Politics as Tommy Thompson runs for a place in the U.S. Senate in 2012.

Thompson who is a four-time governor of Wisconsin and the former secretary of Health and Human Services in the Bush Administration was on the VeriChip board, a company that once marketed chip implants for humans for a variety of non-medical solutions.

This video while dated presents some of the arguments for microchipping people.