As technology advances every day, things are becoming more and more intense, as well as unique in every aspect of the word. Microchips for humans are things that we have heard pretty a lot about in the past several years, and that is for a good reason. While the thought of being implanted with a microchip sounds painful, it apparently is not. It includes using a hypodermic needle to inject an RFID microchip which is about the size of a grain of rice into the hand or wrist of a person. Then, these chips can be used to lock, as well as unlock homes, cars, and some other things of that kind. It is something which everyone is either excited about or completely against, there is not much in between.
There have been some companies in the US which opt for the chip instead of ID badges and places across Europe are also using them. Whether or not these kinds of chips are going ever to become mandatory is something that people debate over quite often. That being said, it appears that a lot of professors and scientists, in general, believe that at some period in the future, everyone is going to have a microchip.
Noelle Chesley, an associate professor of sociology at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee told USA Today the following:
“It is going to happen to everybody. But, it will not be this year, not in 2018. Maybe it will not be my generation, but certainly the generation of my kids.”
Of course, right now, there are a lot of negative thoughts, as well as ideas in regards to these sorts of chips and what they do or what they could do, but in the future, that negative association may no longer be present. Professor Noelle was not the first one to say something of such and without a doubt it is not going to be the last. A lot of people believe that these chips could hold a lot of humanity in the future in regards to the medical world, as well as enhance our health.
A cyber scientist Dr. Mark Gasson of the University of Reading in Britain, was the first human infected with a computer virus after being injected with a microchip back in 2009. He told Sydney Morning Herald :
“It has the power to change the very essence of what it is to be human.
It is not possible to interact with society today in any meaningful way, without having your mobile phone with you. I think that human implants will go along a similar route. It is going to be such a disadvantage not to have the implant that it will essentially not be optional.
While I know that this kind of thing is a bit overwhelming, there is a lot more to it than most people can realize.”
In order to learn more about the microchips, you should watch the video below. Would you ever take a chip like this, or something similar to it?
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