Perceived barriers for implanting microchips in humans: A transnational study

Christine Perakslis, Katina Michael, M. G. Michael, Robert Gable

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Abstract

This quantitative, descriptive study investigated if there was a relationship between countries of residence of small business owners (N = 453) within four countries (Australia, India, UK, and the USA) with respect to perceived barriers to RFID (radio frequency identification) transponders being implanted into humans for employee ID. Participants were asked what they believed were the greatest barriers in instituting chip implants for access control in organizations. Participants had six options from which to select. There were significant chi-square analyses reported relative to respondents' countries and: 1) a perceived barrier of technological issues (X2= 11.86, df = 3, p =.008); 2) a perceived barrier of philosophical issues (right of control over one's body) (X2= 31.21, df = 3, p =.000); and 3) a perceived barrier of health issues (unknown risks related to implants) (X2= 10.88, df = 3, p =.012). There were no significant chi-square analyses reported with respect to countries of residence and: 1) religious issues (mark of the beast), 2) social issues (digital divide), and 3) cultural issues (incisions into the skin are taboo). Thus, the researchers concluded that there were relationships between the respondents' countries and the perception of barriers in institutional microchips.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2014 IEEE Conference on Norbert Wiener in the 21st Century
Subtitle of host publicationDriving Technology's Future, 21CW 2014 - Incorporating the Proceedings of the 2014 North American Fuzzy Information Processing Society Conference, NAFIPS 2014, Conference Proceedings
EditorsMartin Gibbs
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781479945627
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014
Externally publishedYes
Event2014 IEEE Conference on Norbert Wiener in the 21st Century, 21CW 2014 - Boston, United States
Duration: Jun 24 2014Jun 26 2014

Publication series

Name2014 IEEE Conference on Norbert Wiener in the 21st Century: Driving Technology's Future, 21CW 2014 - Incorporating the Proceedings of the 2014 North American Fuzzy Information Processing Society Conference, NAFIPS 2014, Conference Proceedings

Conference

Conference2014 IEEE Conference on Norbert Wiener in the 21st Century, 21CW 2014
CountryUnited States
CityBoston
Period6/24/146/26/14

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Transponders
Radio frequency identification (RFID)
Access control
Skin
Health
Personnel
Industry
Implant
Chi-square
Beast
Digital Divide
India
Radio Frequency Identification
Access Control
Human
Chip
Unknown

Keywords

  • Access control
  • Australia
  • Barriers
  • Employee identification
  • Implants
  • India
  • Microchips
  • Radio frequency identification
  • RFID
  • Security
  • Small business
  • Uberveillance
  • UK
  • USA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Logic
  • Information Systems

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Perakslis, C., Michael, K., Michael, M. G., & Gable, R. (2014). Perceived barriers for implanting microchips in humans: A transnational study. In M. Gibbs (Ed.), 2014 IEEE Conference on Norbert Wiener in the 21st Century: Driving Technology's Future, 21CW 2014 - Incorporating the Proceedings of the 2014 North American Fuzzy Information Processing Society Conference, NAFIPS 2014, Conference Proceedings [6893929] (2014 IEEE Conference on Norbert Wiener in the 21st Century: Driving Technology's Future, 21CW 2014 - Incorporating the Proceedings of the 2014 North American Fuzzy Information Processing Society Conference, NAFIPS 2014, Conference Proceedings). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/NORBERT.2014.6893929

Perceived barriers for implanting microchips in humans : A transnational study. / Perakslis, Christine; Michael, Katina; Michael, M. G.; Gable, Robert.

2014 IEEE Conference on Norbert Wiener in the 21st Century: Driving Technology's Future, 21CW 2014 - Incorporating the Proceedings of the 2014 North American Fuzzy Information Processing Society Conference, NAFIPS 2014, Conference Proceedings. ed. / Martin Gibbs. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 2014. 6893929 (2014 IEEE Conference on Norbert Wiener in the 21st Century: Driving Technology's Future, 21CW 2014 - Incorporating the Proceedings of the 2014 North American Fuzzy Information Processing Society Conference, NAFIPS 2014, Conference Proceedings).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Perakslis, C, Michael, K, Michael, MG & Gable, R 2014, Perceived barriers for implanting microchips in humans: A transnational study. in M Gibbs (ed.), 2014 IEEE Conference on Norbert Wiener in the 21st Century: Driving Technology's Future, 21CW 2014 - Incorporating the Proceedings of the 2014 North American Fuzzy Information Processing Society Conference, NAFIPS 2014, Conference Proceedings., 6893929, 2014 IEEE Conference on Norbert Wiener in the 21st Century: Driving Technology's Future, 21CW 2014 - Incorporating the Proceedings of the 2014 North American Fuzzy Information Processing Society Conference, NAFIPS 2014, Conference Proceedings, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 2014 IEEE Conference on Norbert Wiener in the 21st Century, 21CW 2014, Boston, United States, 6/24/14. https://doi.org/10.1109/NORBERT.2014.6893929
Perakslis C, Michael K, Michael MG, Gable R. Perceived barriers for implanting microchips in humans: A transnational study. In Gibbs M, editor, 2014 IEEE Conference on Norbert Wiener in the 21st Century: Driving Technology's Future, 21CW 2014 - Incorporating the Proceedings of the 2014 North American Fuzzy Information Processing Society Conference, NAFIPS 2014, Conference Proceedings. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc. 2014. 6893929. (2014 IEEE Conference on Norbert Wiener in the 21st Century: Driving Technology's Future, 21CW 2014 - Incorporating the Proceedings of the 2014 North American Fuzzy Information Processing Society Conference, NAFIPS 2014, Conference Proceedings). https://doi.org/10.1109/NORBERT.2014.6893929
Perakslis, Christine ; Michael, Katina ; Michael, M. G. ; Gable, Robert. / Perceived barriers for implanting microchips in humans : A transnational study. 2014 IEEE Conference on Norbert Wiener in the 21st Century: Driving Technology's Future, 21CW 2014 - Incorporating the Proceedings of the 2014 North American Fuzzy Information Processing Society Conference, NAFIPS 2014, Conference Proceedings. editor / Martin Gibbs. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 2014. (2014 IEEE Conference on Norbert Wiener in the 21st Century: Driving Technology's Future, 21CW 2014 - Incorporating the Proceedings of the 2014 North American Fuzzy Information Processing Society Conference, NAFIPS 2014, Conference Proceedings).
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