Smart Chip technology for people?

PROFESSOR KEVIN WARWICK AND HIS CYBERNETIC ARM AT READING UNIVERSITY, BRITAIN - 2002

The exponential advance in technology has led to the invention and manufacture of a smart chip intended for implantation in the human body. This microchip implant is essentially an integrated circuit device or transponder which is encased in silicate glass. In layman terms, it’s a very sophisticated smart chip for storing information. The product is placed underneath the skin, and after that -is not easy to see without feeling the skin for a slightly raised feel. Every smart chip has a unique identification number which is often linked to an external database with the pertinent individual’s information. The technology is useful as a GPS tracker; which is the most obvious advantage of the implantation itself. A person with the chip can be located in case of an accident, crime, or if they are just missing. The body chip itself is able to be tracked to an exact location because it uses RFID technology. In simple terms, this item is similar to the tracker used in animal and pet tagging, though some critics have voiced opinion over the issue facing personal freedom rights. Moreover, some critics imply that the chip can serve as a form of personal tracking identification that can be used as a security measure, particularly for government intentions unknown by the individual.

the body chip

On the flip side of future applications, the body chip could be used for locating criminals and fugitives if it’s widely approved and deployed. Currently, the smart chip is primarily used as a GPS tracker, and it has been approved officially by some governments. The technology has also been used in certain medical and commercial applications. With regard to medicine, the implant has a unique ID which when scanned will provide convenient access to patent records and other similar data. This may be especially helpful where immediate medical procedures that could save a life as a result. There are also individuals and businesses that use the chip for building and security access. Basically, the chip emits low frequencies which can unlock the compatible doors or even smart devices. There is significant opposition to the use of smart chip technology for humans. The microchip is believed to contribute to the formation of cancerous tumors within the area where implantation took place, though there are no conclusive studies that prove otherwise. In addition, the use of body chips by the government may compromise individual rights to privacy, or even worse if unencrypted chips are vulnerable to hacking. As many proponents of the Smart Chip would have you believe, the number of negative and harmful aspects of this new technology are still being debated.