|Yesterday, under the guise of "medical safety," the Jacobs family in Boca Raton, Florida became the first family in America, if not the world to have microchips implanted in their bodies that will give hospitals access to their medical records in the event of a medical emergency.
The kicker is this, right now there are NO hospitals or clinics equipped to read these things!! What freaking good will it do if they get into an accident right now? NONE!!
And can you IMAGINE the ARROGANCE of this statement: "This product saves lives," is what Applied Digital Solutions President Scott Silverman told reporters! It "saves lives???" It only JUST came into use, how in bloody hell can it be said that it "saves lives?"
And what about the family that agreed to this experiment? Can you imagine a more brainless act than setting yourself up to be tracked 24 hours a day? Sure, that's not the "published" purpose, but you can bet, somewhere in this country there are scientists working (assuming they haven't figured it out already) on a way to track that little sucker without making many, if ANY changes to it's design. Then all you have to do is make having that chip mandatory, and POOF, Big Brother has gotten bigger still!
Don't get me wrong, I understand why they agreed to it. They obviously don't care about their privacy. They also don't care if their every move is tracked. I suppose when the next chip comes out that lets us do away with credit, debit and ATM cards, they'll want that too.
I have to say, I'm learning a valuable lesson here. I used to be a big believer in Internet marketing and buying. But I'm starting to wonder now, WHO is looking at the purchasing I've done on-line? Will it all come back to haunt me? Maybe, but not in the way it will likely come back to haunt the Jacobs family for having those chips implanted. I'm willing to bet that one day, perhaps not too far into the future, it will come back and kick them in the ass.
What do you think? Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with your questions or comments.
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