Mark looks forward to getting a microchip implanted in his hand. But despite the assurances of advocates like Verichip CEO Scott Silverman and personal recommendations from several satisfied customers, a host of naysayers oppose the practice of implanting chips in people. Tagged introduces us to the raging debate over the ubiquitous radio frequency identification (RFID) chip, touted as a tool with invaluable medical applications by its supporters and denounced as the death knell for civil liberties by privacy advocates. This playfully smart documentary lets the audience decide: Is it "hip to be chipped," as a proposed marketing slogan claimed, or could RFID implants accelerate a slide down the slippery slope from surveillance society to totalitarian nightmare? Written by
Convenience or Surveillance?