Putting a computer chip under your skin makes for better medicine, says America's first family of ID implantation.
On May 10, the Jacobs family of Boca Raton, Florida, became America's first digital guinea pigs: Each got a rice-size ID called a VeriChip implanted in their arm. Why? We recently caught up with the family to find out.
Popular Science How'd you become interested in the VeriChip?
Derek Jacobs I've been in the emergency room with my dad when he's in too much pain to answer questions. The chip stores his entire medical history.
PS What was the procedure like?
Leslie Jacobs It's just like getting a shot. It takes seconds.