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Getting microchipped …. To be, or not to be: that is the question?

The glass capsuled RTIF microchip subdermal transponder

Like it or not? human microchipping at birth may become the mandatory norm in the foreseeable future. Although this technology advancement should be viewed with notable scepticism, there could also be great advantages to many individuals.

Conversely, given the present and increasing right wing political ideology in the western world then these implants could be used to control and manipulate entire societies, and one can only imagine what a tyrannical government could do with such controlling power

Microchipping has been around since late last century. Many of our pets or domestic/rural animals currently have one, and some humans have already chosen this path, whilst others possibly have one without even knowing it.

RTIF microchips send out a16-digit unique number that identifies who and where you are. These would enable access to a gamut of your personal information. That correspondent ID number can be picked-up by a compliant scanner, which are seemingly everywhere.

In the future this digital number will inevitably become our social security number, and access to many things may become prohibited without it.

With the introduction of smartphones, users have already surrendered some of their privacy because regardless of where you are with your phone switched on, you are constantly being tracked through cell tower triangulation. The insertion of some personal microchips will ensure that authorities know of your exact location 24/7.

As intrusive as these tracking devices are, billions of people world-wide have accepted them as the norm, and in doing so have become masters of their own enslavement.

Biometric identification may just be the interim next step.

A new wave of digital access to almost everything is most likely to encourage future generations to accept microchip implants as a matter of convenience and personal security. The younger generation will gladly accept this as it will provide them, regardless of where they are, with online web surfing, instagram, internet loadings and the capability of recording everything around them at any time.

Also surgically implanted devices will be correlated to enable opening your front door, switch your lights on, start your car, and allow the purchase of products you are only entitled to.

The potential benefits

Certainly the sick or elderly, and in the case of an accident, microchipping implants will provide instant information to authorities and institutions that could be highly beneficial for health and medical treatment.

Child whereabouts will be considered a key safety consideration for most parents.

There is no question that a microchipped GPS will reduce and solve crime because your recorded location at any given time will either save your skin or sink your ship when it comes to offences, and the evidence of your presence by authorities will be indisputable. It won’t be long before criminal prisoners will relinquish their right the object to implants.

Of course come that day when microchipping becomes mandatory you will still have the ability to remove them surgically, but without doubt authorities will know you have done this and most likely big-brother will come looking for you. Though the first move the underworld would most likely take is produce transponder blockers.

And so the Orwellian/Huxley new world order scenario may yet prevail.

Ted Mead, to his knowledge, along with his resident native animals, has not been microchipped. He also doesn’t use a smart phone, though is convinced that no matter where one is within reach of microwave-transmission some of us are being monitored. Ted believes that in the next generational era, when digital advancements escalate, people will have no option but to accept microchipping unless they become off -grid and highly self sufficient in their lifestyles.

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  1. mike

    December 20, 2018 at 6:54 pm

    If microchipping becomes mandatory I’m prepared to steal from, deceive or murder other people who have the microchip in order to survive.

    Of course that would be the second last option after all other options have been exhausted, with taking the microchip myself being the last option.

    For me, it is not a debate!

  2. AM

    December 17, 2018 at 2:33 pm

  3. max

    December 17, 2018 at 2:06 pm

    Kate … It is so easy to dismiss something as a conspiracy theory, but can we truly trust the people who govern us?Their history is not good.

    We now have fluoride in our water and synthetic folic acid in our bread
    According to Harvard professor Philippe Grandjean, “Fluoride seems to fit in with lead, mercury, and other poisons that cause chemical brain drain. The effect of each toxicant may seem small, but the combined damage on a population scale can be serious, especially because the brain power of the next generation is crucial to all of us.”

    Expectant mothers with low blood folate levels should be consuming more dietary folate to meet their needs (or a supplement more closely related to the natural form of folate, known as 5-MTHF, rather than folic acid). Too much folic acid is harmful to the nervous system, and recently at the 2016 International Meeting for Autism Research in Baltimore experts highlighted a small but increased risk of autism in mothers with high blood levels of folate due to excess supplementation or exposure. Further, too much folic acid supplementation (or processed foods like breads) may increase the risk of colorectal cancer and heart disease.

    In 2009, the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) found that folic acid supplementation was associated with increased cancer outcomes and all-cause mortality in heart disease patients.

    Perhaps governments start out with good intentions .. but that does not guarantee good outcomes!

  4. Kate

    December 17, 2018 at 10:57 am

    Ted, people who invent and join the dots, like you have in this piece, usually smoke too much dope or they have a Schizotypal Personality Disorder. Tut-tut, Tasmanian Times!

    • Emmanuel Goldstein

      December 17, 2018 at 12:31 pm

      So, there we have it. Any citizen who questions authoritarian monitoring, surveillance or control regimes is obviously schizoid and/or a drug addict. Thug cops, bureaucrats and politicians label such persons as ‘fixated individuals’, so perhaps it would be best to round them all up and stick them in camps as un-Australian subversives.

      • Kate

        December 17, 2018 at 2:16 pm

        Emmanuel, a Schizoid Personality Disorder is nothing at all like a Schizotypal.

        • Lillian Taylor

          December 18, 2018 at 7:34 pm

          Kate, and what sort of personality ignores the substance of the argument and nit-picks?

          Schizoid, or schizotypal, Ted’s reservations about the use of human microchips are valid and well-expressed. Far from joining the dots in a schizotypal way, Ted sets our very rationally both the benefits and the downsides of such technological methods of tracking humans.

          It’s a pity you responded in such a flippant way, Kate.

    • Ted Mead

      December 17, 2018 at 12:57 pm

      No doubt that’s what many claimed about George Orwell when he wrote “1984”.
      It seems like he was right on the money, though!

    • Simon Warriner

      December 17, 2018 at 1:06 pm

      Kate, I will take your comment as tongue in cheek. If it is not, kindly let us know.

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