It won't be long now. http://www.nydailynews.com/news/nat...des-privacy-civil-liberties-article-1.1088129 ‘Human barcode’ could make society more organized, but invades privacy, civil liberties By Meghan Neal / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Published: Friday, June 1, 2012, 9:38 AM Updated: Friday, June 1, 2012, 9:38 AM Would you barcode your baby? Microchip implants have become standard practice for our pets, but have been a tougher sell when it comes to the idea of putting them in people. Science fiction author Elizabeth Moon last week rekindled the debate on whether it's a good idea to "barcode" infants at birth in an interview on a BBC radio program. “I would insist on every individual having a unique ID permanently attached — a barcode if you will — an implanted chip to provide an easy, fast inexpensive way to identify individuals,” she said on The Forum, a weekly show that features "a global thinking" discussing a "radical, inspiring or controversial idea" for 60 seconds . Moon believes the tools most commonly used for surveillance and identification — like video cameras and DNA testing — are slow, costly and often ineffective.