PBS NewsHour

Microchips in humans: Great promise, greater risk?

Clip: 01/31/2019 | 9m 27s

An intense debate is underway over the benefits and drawbacks of using microchips, typically relied upon to identify ranch animals and pets, on humans. Advantages include fast communication of critical patient data to medical teams, seamless payment and automatically opened doors. But skeptics warn of dire implications for privacy and ethics. Special correspondent Malcolm Brabant reports.

Aired: 01/31/19

Rating: NR

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