On the radio today, I heard a story about a lady in a mental institution that claimed that she had a microchip implanted in her. They reported that x-ray images showed something and when they cut into her, they found a micro-chip. The implication was that this was being used in human trafficking.
My question is, how does this work? While the radio piece mentioned GPS tracking, they never said that the microchip would allow tracking. I don’t see how that could be done, anyway, since the chip reader has to be within 8 inches or so of the microchip in order to read it. What would the microchip provide that a simple tattoo number would not?
I guess I am at a loss at what the issue of micro-chipping? My dog has a microchip and when he runs away, it is useless unless the person who finds him takes him to someone who has a reader. What good would a microchip be in a human? A human can tell you their name where a dog cannot. Is the whole issue just a microchip prevents someone from lying about their identity?
And, how does this aid in human trafficking?