Analysis: True enough. In Mexico, where child abductions occur all too frequently, authorities are implementing a plan to use VeriChips implanted in kids as an anti-kidnapping measure. Because it enables instant, accurate identification of the bearer, the same product is also touted as a protection against fraud and identity theft. The VeriChip was approved by the FDA for use in humans in 2004.
Please note, however, that — contrary to the depiction above (which, despite appearances, is not a real x-ray photograph) — such devices aren't normally implanted in the hands of human subjects. Rather, they're injected into the fleshy part of the upper arm, where the device is less visible, less obtrusive, and less likely to be damaged during everyday use.