Peter Cochrane's Uncommon Sense: Chips in everything Thursday 5th September 2002 7:00am A future of electronic tags and intelligence in everything - from our grocery packaging to our clothes to our bodies - raises big questions about privacy and security. Peter Cochrane's view may surprise you... Almost every item of hardware, clothing and most foodstuffs now has a visible barcode which has become the primary means of identification at points of sale. Our purchases are universally swiped. The digital ID goes into a cash register to be recorded, totalled and printed on a receipt. The transition to this digital form has been rapid and non-threatening. Read more..... Note: I do not agree with this guy. The only chips allowed inside my body are for snacking!