Bionics in Mexico

Folks in the science fiction and comic book fandom are predominantly fascinated with Japanese and anime culture (see the hierarchy of Japan fanciers here) but as I’ve said here, I’m way more interested in Mexico and its culture. Here’s another cool tidbit from there: the Attorney General has been implanted with a microchip that will give him “access to a new crime database” as well as be an RFID style tracking chip should he ever be kidnapped. This is why I love this country! William Gibson referred to Mexico City as the “most cyberpunk place he had ever been”, and this is the kind of thing he was talking about. What I want to know is what the interface is to this database. Does the Attorney General have a Dick Tracy style wrist radio actually implanted in his flesh? Wowza.

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