by Michael Snyder
May 8, 2012
What would you do if someday the government made it mandatory for
everyone to receive an implantable microchip for identification
purposes? Would you take it?
Such a scenario may not be as far off as
you might think.
In the United States today, millions of dogs and
cats have been microchipped, thousands of elderly Americans with
have been microchipped, and the
U.S. military is developing "medical devices" that contain
microchips to monitor the health of soldiers.
Once the government has microchips
implanted in all of our soldiers, how long will it be before they
want to put a microchip in all government employees for the sake of
Once the government has microchips in all
government employees, how long will it be before they want to put a
microchip in you?
Of course this technology is not going
to be "required" for average citizens any time soon.
For now, it
will creep into our lives at an incremental pace. But after enough
people have voluntarily accepted the "benefits" of implantable
microchips, it will only be a matter of time before they become
mandatory. Are you ready for that?
The plan to implant U.S. soldiers with implantable microchips was
a recent article by Kate Knibbs...
The U.S. military plans to implant
soldiers with medical devices, making them harder to kill with
The military's Defense Advanced Research
Projects Agency, or
DARPA, announced plans to create nanosensors
that monitor soldiers' health on the battlefield and keep doctors
constantly abreast about potential health problems.
These technological "advances" are usually promoted in such a way
that makes it difficult for the average citizen to get angry about
After all, who could be against keeping
our soldiers alive and healthy?
But as they say, the path to hell was paved with good intentions.
turns out that researches at Stanford University are also busy
developing similar technology
for the general public...
Nanotechnology continues to find a
place in the medical field as well.
Stanford University researchers are
developing tiny robotic monitors that can diagnose illnesses,
monitor vital stats and even deliver medicine into the
bloodstream, similar to the devices that the military plans to
The two projects have yet to link
up, but their similar goals suggest the military could benefit
from coordinating efforts with leading university scientists.
Would you let them put a microchip
inside of you if it would supposedly keep you healthier?
As this kind of technology becomes more widespread, people will be
told that they don't want to "miss out" on the great benefits that
The spread of implantable microchips is going to mostly be voluntary
for right now. Large numbers of Americans have already taken them,
and that number is going to greatly increase in the years ahead.
WND article contained some quotes from privacy expert
Katherine Albrecht about how the widespread adoption of implantable
microchips will primarily be through voluntary methods...
“It’s never going to happen that the
government at gunpoint says, ‘You’re going to have a tracking
chip,’” said Katherine Albrecht, who with Liz McIntyre authored
“Spychips,” a book that warns of the threat to privacy posed by
Radio Frequency Identification.
“It’s always in incremental steps.
If you can put a microchip in someone that doesn’t track them…
everybody looks and says, ‘Come on,’” she said. “It’ll be
interesting seeing where we go.”
As this technology spreads, it will
become much easier for various institutions to start making it a
For example, what happens someday if your employer requires you to
get an implantable microchip for security reasons? What happens
someday if your bank requires you to get an implantable microchip in
order to use your bank account?
Don't think that it can't happen. All over the globe, there is an
obsession with making "identity" more secure.
Just check out what is going on in India
according to the Electronic
In India, a massive effort is
underway to collect biometric identity information for each of
the country’s 1.2 billion people.
The incredible plan, dubbed the
“mother of all e-governance projects” by the Economic Times, has
stirred controversy in India and beyond, raising serious
concerns about the privacy and security of individuals’ personal
The plan is moving ahead at a clip under
the auspices of the National Population Register (NPR) and
the Unique ID (UID) programs, separately governed initiatives
that have an agreement to integrate the data they collect to build
the world’s largest biometric database.
Upon enrollment, individuals are issued
12-digit unique ID numbers on chip-based identity cards. For
residents who lack the necessary paperwork to obtain certain kinds
of employment or government services, there’s strong incentive to
get a unique ID. While the UID program is voluntary, enrollment in
the NPR program is mandatory for all citizens.
How long do you think it will be before even more countries develop
their own "Unique ID" programs?
We will be told that such programs are necessary to prevent identity
fraud, to track criminals and terrorists, to crack down on tax
evaders and to strengthen "national security".
The thing with a card is that it can always be lost, stolen or
It seems inevitable that governments around the world will want
something even more "secure" than a card at some point. So will you
allow the government to inject your "identity card" into your hand
when the time comes?
But not all of these advanced microchips will be implantable.
As I have written about previously, some scientists are working on
developing "edible microchips". These edible microchips would be
used by doctors to monitor your health.
The following description of these
edible microchips comes from a
recent article in The Daily Mail....
The sensor, which contains no
battery, antenna or radio, creates a unique digital signature
that is picked up and recorded by a patch attached to the
The patch, which also monitors bodily functions such as heart
rate and temperature, sends this encrypted information to
blue-tooth enabled smartphones or computers owned by the patient
and their doctors and carers.
In this way, both patients and their doctors can work out
exactly which pills have been taken. Medics can also interpret
whether the patient is sleeping well, or taking enough exercise
using the information transmitted from the patch.
Would you take an "edible microchip" if
it would help your doctor take better care of you?
Other people will want to take implantable microchips because it
will enable them to become more "connected" to our technology grid.
For example, if it was possible would you connect your brain
directly to the Internet?
It may not be as far off as you might think.
An article on the
website of the Science Channel recently asked the following
What if it were possible to connect
your brain to the Internet, either wirelessly or through a
cable, download digital information at high speed, and then
translate it automatically into a chemical form that could be
stored by your brain cells as memory?
That same article explained that the
benefits of directly connecting our brains to the Internet could be
If you could pump data directly into
your gray matter at, say, 50 mbps - the top speed offered by one
major U.S. internet service provider - you’d be able to read a
500-page book in just under two-tenths of a second.
Wouldn't connecting your brain
to the Internet also be incredibly dangerous?
Couldn't someone download
"viruses" directly into your brain?
Couldn't someone find a way to
"control" your brain remotely?
New technologies always bring new
dangers with them.
We will be sold on the "benefits" of implantable microchips, but the
public will rarely be told about the potential dangers.
Right now, there are millions of dogs and cats all over the country
that have been injected with microchips. In fact, some American
cities are actually
making it mandatory to get your pets microchipped. We are told that this makes it much easier to return
lost pets to their owners.
All over America, implantable microchips are being injected into
thousands of elderly Americans living with Alzheimer's disease.
We are told that this makes it much
easier to find them if they wander off and get lost.
But what are
What would happen if a totalitarian government started requiring
that all citizens have their "identities" put on a microchip and
implanted into them?
It would certainly make it easier for a "Big Brother" government to
watch, monitor and track everyone.
And it would become nearly impossible to live a normal life without
getting an implant.
What would you do if you could
not get a bank account without a microchip?
What would you do if you could
not go shopping without a microchip?
What would you do if you could
not get a job without a microchip?
What would you do if you could
not conduct a single financial transaction without a
How would you live?
Certainly most people would be very
tempted to take the microchip so that they could take care of their
families and lead fairly normal lives.
Those that rebelled and didn't take the microchip would be
ostracized and would be considered enemies of the state. They would
be hunted down and hauled off to prison.
Don't think that such a scenario is impossible. Just think about how
our society has changed in recent years. It has become more like
giant prison every single day.
At some point in the future, implantable microchip technology will
be used for nefarious purposes.
What will you do when that day arrives...?