Uncomfortable truth of the day: The further away we get from 1984, the closer it seems:
A Texas high school student is being suspended for refusing to wear a student ID card implanted with a radio-frequency identification chip.
Northside Independent School District in San Antonio began issuing the RFID-chip-laden student-body cards when the semester began in the fall. The ID badge has a bar code associated with a student’s Social Security number, and the RFID chip monitors pupils’ movements on campus, from when they arrive until when they leave.
Radio-frequency identification devices are a daily part of the electronic age — found in passports, and library and payment cards. Eventually they’re expected.
Not to get too science-fictiony on you, but the next obvious step is to just have the damn things implanted at birth. If they always know where we are, they don't even have to watch us! Lazy bastards.