Health problems from cybernetics?

Merrill Oveson moveson at
Fri May 18 12:52:18 MDT 2012

The movie is Johnny Mnemonic.  (He had to at times erase part of his
childhood memories to store all the data.)
(I'd give the movie a C-.  It was cool concept - but it just didn't deliver.)

What I'd really like to see...
In the 1990's AT&T had an ad, showing someone pushing a grocery cart
full of groceries right thru a scanner and
then the total would be calculated - no need to empty the cart.
I guess the idea was RFID tags on each package.

That was in the 1990s - Twenty years later and we're still buying
groceries the same dumb way - and I hate waiting in line to buy my

What happened?

On Thu, May 17, 2012 at 2:08 PM, S. Dale Morrey <sdalemorrey at> wrote:
> Sometime ago there was a movie about a guy who had his brain upgraded with
> a computer so he could be a courier for sensistive information.  A coworker
> and I were discussing this and it lead to an interesting discussion about
> the future of healthcare where many people have various implants.
> My thinking is that the risk of infection & rejection are pretty high and
> will remain so.  My coworker disagreed and cited some example he had read
> somewhere about a guy who had implanted himself with an rfid capsule.
> I realize this is totally offtopic, but does anyone know about this?  I
> tried googling everything I could think of related to it and found no info.
> I mean if this were the case then you would think folks would be implanting
> themselves with all kinds of stuff to make life easier.  For instance, it
> would sure cut down on bitcoin theft if your bitcoin wallet was on a
> microsd card embedded somewhere on your body right?
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