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21st Mar '16 10:23:35 AM Duffan
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* ''Series/LawAndOrderSVU'' used this twice, with RFID chips that record when the person passes certain points. In one episode, a man had the ID points at his house and his friend's house and business to see if his wife was having an affair. In another, parents who'd lost their daughter adopted a ReplacementGoldfish and put the ID point at their front door so they'd know when she was coming and going.
7th Nov '15 10:35:21 PM Kartoonkid95
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* ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'': In a ChristmasEpisode, after Lois snaps and goes on a rampage, Peter mentions that he put a homing device in her skull for such an occasion and uses a laptop to detect her location. Several dots appear on the screen, and Peter realizes he also put some in some squirrels.
3rd Sep '15 1:25:28 AM Odon
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* ''Series/PersonOfInterest''. Team Machine goes to the morgue to examine the body of former NSA agent Alicia Corwin, and finds there's a post-mortem cut on her shoulder where something was removed, a tracking chip implanted by a private intelligence agency, [[ParanoiaFuel apparently without her knowledge.]]
11th Aug '15 7:39:41 PM zarpaulus
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* ''Series/{{iCarly}}'': The TV movie ''[=iGo=] to Japan'' has Mrs. Benson reveal that she has a chip implanted in Freddie's skull, and it becomes useful when she and Spencer are trying to find the kids when they're kidnapped.
* {{Subverted}} in the ''Series/{{Castle}}'' episode "[[Recap/CastleS3E9CloseEncountersOfTheMurderousKind Close Encounters of the Murderous Kind]]". Castle is convinced that, given the victim died by ExplosiveDecompression, she was the victim of an AlienAbduction gone wrong, and so a metal fragment stuck up her nose must be an alien implant. Lanie, the ME, puts the kibosh on this: it turns out to be a calcification from a sinus infection that only ''looked'' like metal on the x-ray.
-->'''Beckett:''' There you go. Logical explanation.
-->'''Castle:''' Yeah. I would disguise my tracking implant as a rare medical--
-->'''Beckett:''' ''(ignores him and moves on)''


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* In ''VideoGame/QuakeIV'':
--> '''Marine''': Hannibal! I need a medic!
-->'''Medic''': Who are you? I'm not able to get a reading on your medchip.
-->'''Marine''': Corporal Thomas Alvarez. My medchip is damaged.
-->'''Medic''': But your medchip's implanted in your heart!
-->'''Marine''': I know... I'm looking at it right now.
11th Aug '15 7:37:30 PM zarpaulus
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* PlayedWith in ''Literature/{{Genome}}'': most people have identification chips implanted into them, but rather than sending digital activation codes, the chips connect directly to the user's blood circulation system, look for a freshly produced leucocyte and transmit the genetic markers unique to the user to the authentication system.
* In the ''Literature/ArkRoyal'' trilogy naval captains have ID chips in their palms that are needed to issue commands. [[spoiler: The Russian agents in the third book cut out Fitzwilliams' chip.]]


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* In one episode of ''Series/{{Moonlight}}'' an exclusive club that is somehow involved with vampires requires an ID chip implant, explictly compared to dogs, for entry.


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* In ''TabletopGame/HcSvntDracones'' most people store their personal data in cloud servers accessed by placing a quarter-sized "Toggle" on a smartglass surface. For just 50 credits a Toggle can be implanted in your palm.


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* Some nightclubs offer RFID chip implants to [=VIPs=], who use them to add drinks to their tab.
* A fairly popular conspiracy theory links the possible widespread implementation of RFID implants to the NumberOfTheBeast. Which, along with more mundane concerns about abuse by authoritarian governments, has largely prevented this trope from appearing much in real life.
10th Aug '15 12:06:53 PM zarpaulus
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Compare BigBrotherIsWatching, RestrainingBolt, TheSchizophreniaConspiracy. This is a SubTrope of TrackingDevice.

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Compare BigBrotherIsWatching, RestrainingBolt, ScannableMan, TheSchizophreniaConspiracy. This is a SubTrope of TrackingDevice.
9th Aug '15 8:22:04 PM zarpaulus
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* In ''Videogame/{{Syndicate}}'' (the original Bullfrog series), all citizens are fitted with microchips that [[LotusEaterMachine alter their perception of reality.]] [[CrapsackWorld It's the only way they can be made to cope with the misery and squalor of the game's dystopian setting]].
5th Aug '15 5:40:42 PM TompaDompa
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* In ''Film/CasinoRoyale'', MI6 implants a GPS tracker in Film/JamesBond to keep track of him.

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* In ''Film/CasinoRoyale'', ''Film/CasinoRoyale2006'', MI6 implants a GPS tracker in Film/JamesBond to keep track of him.
2nd Jul '15 4:07:29 PM DarkSoldier
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* An old issue of ''ComicBook/ThePunisher'' has the Punisher reveal that he had a track chip implanted into his neck, so that his sidekick Microchip would always be able to find his location.

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* An old issue of ''ComicBook/ThePunisher'' has the Punisher reveal that he had a track tracking chip implanted into his neck, so that his sidekick Microchip would always be able to find his location.



* ''Film/JurassicWorld''. ''Indominus rex'' has been implanted with one. Unfortunately ItCanThink, remembers the device being planted and tears it out. [[FridgeLogic How an animal, no matter how intelligent, would realize the connection between the device and the humans being able to track it]] (despite never being out of its compound) is not mentioned.

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* ''Film/JurassicWorld''. ''Indominus rex'' has been implanted with one. Unfortunately ItCanThink, remembers the device being planted planted, and tears it out. [[FridgeLogic How an animal, no matter how intelligent, would realize the connection between the device and the humans being able to track it]] (despite never being out of its compound) is not mentioned.



* In ''Series/TheXFiles'' third season episode "The Blessing Way", Scully discovers a computer chip implanted in her neck. In later episodes she tries to find out what it does.

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* In ''Series/TheXFiles'' third season episode "The Blessing Way", Scully discovers a computer chip implanted in her neck. In later episodes episodes, she tries to find out what it does.



* In the ''Series/DoctorWho'' episode [[Recap/DoctorWhoS27E7TheLongGame "The Long Game"]] set in the year 202,000, all humans have a chip implanted in them to enable their brains to work as computers. It also allows the MonsterOfTheWeek to read their mind.

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* In the ''Series/DoctorWho'' episode [[Recap/DoctorWhoS27E7TheLongGame "The Long Game"]] Game"]], set in the year 202,000, all humans have a chip implanted in them to enable their brains to work as computers. It also allows the MonsterOfTheWeek to read their mind.


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* Anything and anyone in ''TabletopGame/{{Shadowrun}}'' can have a tracking RFID chip, so tag erasers are a very common piece of gear amongst runners. The signature characters relate tales of how a single errant RFID chip can compromise a mission and make it a point to blast everything and everyone they acquire with a tag eraser.
24th Jun '15 3:51:28 AM Odon
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* ''Film/JurassicWorld''. ''Indominus rex'' has been implanted with one. Unfortunately ItCanThink, remembers the device being planted and tears it out. [[FridgeLogic How an animal, no matter how intelligent, would realize the connection between the device and the humans being able to track it]] (despite never being out of its compound) is not mentioned.
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