A Scottish nightclub is about to become the first in Britain to offer its customers the chance to have a microchip implanted in their arm to save them carrying cash.
The "digital wallet", the size of a grain of rice, guarantees entry to the club and allows customers to buy drinks on account."digital wallet" nice spin, this is how people get sold on really bad ideas
Imagine the possibilities - local law enforcement armed with rfid readers can pick you up for numerous alcohol related offences. Imagine the fines, the hiked insurance rates, the jail time????
The VeriChip is inserted by a medical professional and then scanned for its unique ID number as a customer enters the bar.
The scheme was criticised by a spokesman for the Scottish Executive, who said the microchip could encourage excessive drinking, and by Notags, a consumer group set up to resist the spread of radio frequency identification devices.
A spokesman said: "The chip contains your name and ID number and, as this could be read remotely without your knowledge, that is already too much information."
All that handy information in one place. So convenient.