Tagged introduces us to the raging debate over the ubiquitous Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) chip, touted as a tool with invaluable medical applications by its supporters and denounced as the death knell for civil liberties by privacy advocates. This playfully smart short doc lets the audience decide: Is it “hip to be chipped,” as a proposed marketing slogan claimed, or could RFID implants accelerate a slide down the slippery slope from surveillance society to totalitarian nightmare?
Featuring Dr. Katherine Albrect, Professor Kevin Haggarty, Bruce Schneier, Scott Silverman and Amal Graafstra.
You can purchase this documentary from the National Film Board of Canada. There have been a couple of reviews of this documentary, most suggesting this is a well put together film. Unfortunately there are no sources for this documentary to be streamed, yet.
Reviews for Tagged
“This good short film uses one young man’s quest to get a computer chip implanted in his body as the narrative structure to explore issues about technology, privacy, power, and personhood.” – Anthropology Review Database
“Filmmakers Cohen and Gallay take a balanced look at the emerging phenomenon of radio frequency identification (RFID) tagging in humans. TAGGED should strike a chord with viewers who are interested in emerging technology, politics, and privacy.” – Library Journal