Title

Sociology of the docile body

RIS ID

112068

Publication Details

Bradley-Munn, S., Michael, K. & Michael, M. (2016). Sociology of the docile body. International Symposium on Technology and Society, Proceedings (pp. 38-43).

Abstract

2016 IEEE.Embedded radio-frequency identification, sensor technologies, biomedical devices and a new breed of nanotechnologies are now being commercialized within a variety of contexts and use cases. As these technologies gather momentum in the marketplace, consumers will need to navigate the changing cybernetic landscape. The trichotomy facing consumers are: (1) to adopt RFID implants as a means of self-expression or to resolve a technological challenge; (2) to adopt RFID implants for diagnostic or prosthetic purposes to aid in restorative health; as well as considerations (3) for enforced adoption stemming from institutional or organizational top-down control that has no direct benefit to the end-user. This paper uses the penal metaphor to explore the potential negative impact of enforced microchipping. The paper concludes with a discussion on the importance of protecting human rights and freedoms and the right to opt-out of sub-dermal devices.

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Link to publisher version (DOI)

http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/ISTAS.2016.7764047