While it is now common to microchip our pets, concerns about microchipping people include medical safety, ethics, and cybersecurity. Michelle Dennedy, Founder and CEO of PrivacyCode and a partner at Privactus Consulting, says she is a critic of human microchipping, specifically because of security and privacy risks.

“As soon as you start programming – the smarter the chip – the greater the opportunity I have to hack it,” she says.

Amal Graafstra, the Founder and CEO of VivoKey Technologies, disagrees. He says that because someone would first need to know you had a microchip, then have close physical proximity to you in order to access the information on it, the risk of having someone steal the information stored on an implanted microchip is exceptionally small.

“It’s a physics issue; it’s not a technology or software issue,” says Graafstra.

Are tech enthusiasts going too far with human microchipping, or is it the wave of the future?

This episode of Dr. Phil, ‘“I Got Chipped’: Are We Ready for Technology Under Our Skin?” airs Tuesday. And later, Dr. Phil talks to another critic who says he believes human microchipping is dangerous to our health. Plus, Psychiatrist Dr. Charles Sophy, author of “Family Values: Reset Trust, Boundaries, and Connection with Your Child,” weighs in on the potential psychological and emotional impacts of microchipping.

Check your local listing for airtimes.

WATCH: ‘Some People Think I’m A Little Bit Crazy,’ Says Man With Microchip Implants That Lock And Unlock His House And Car

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