My take: They put it in the web between the thumb and hand, which makes me worry about scar tissue and pain. Why not put it in the upper arm, like we do with implantable contraceptives (or on the back, as is one with valuable dogs).
and coming soon: GPS on the chips.
The good news? If you refuse the chip for religious reasons, the courts will back you (at least they did in this case).
since I'm Catholic, I can't claim that, but what about if you are just paranoid about letting anyone, including criminals, to be able to hack your private information from the chip just by using a scanner?
I men, if criminals can steal information from chips from you credit card chip, why do you think that a chip in your hand would be any safe?
Here is how one pro chip guy justifies their chipping of employees:
"To protect high-end secure data, you use more sophisticated techniques," Sean Darks, chief executive of the Cincinnati-based company, said. He compared chip implants to retina scans or fingerprinting. "There's a reader outside the door; you walk up to the reader, put your arm under it, and it opens the door."
well, it's easy to fake fingerprint scans etc. and retinal scans are not good if you have diabetic retinopathy or cataracts. But folks seem to think technology is an easy answer to stop criminals, never mind that the same technology could be used to control ordinary citizens. (the Bible quote on the mark of the beast says without it you won't be able to buy or sell... guess they were paranoid back then too).
dirty little secret: If they can figure a way to steal, they will, and they can outsmart the good guys to do so:
New Living Translation"The rich man had to admire the dishonest rascal for being so shrewd. And it is true that the children of this world are more shrewd in dealing with the world around them than are the children of the light.