NBC Runs Story On Microchipping And Bar Coding Children
Microchipping your child may sound like a good idea on the outside, but many people believe it would turn into an invasive government monitoring system. NBC recently ran a story regarding the matter and it turns out, the issue is a polarizing one among parents.
A mother named Steffany Rodroguez-Neely, who has a special needs child, welcomes the technology. “Every parent’s nightmare when you can’t find your child.”
“If it’ll save my kid, there’s no stuff that’s too extreme,” says Rodroguez-Neely. “Micro-chipping would be an extra layer of protection, if something bad does happen.”
Another parent in the same parenting group as Rodroguez-Neely doesn’t share the sentiment.
“You’re putting a battery in your kid, you’re putting a chip in your kid. And, where does it stop,” asks Levey. “Where? It’s going too far. This is a child we’re talking about.”
“If a small chip the size of a grain of rice could have prevented a tragedy, I think most parents would have said, I think I would have done it,”
What’s further interesting regarding the news story is that one expert claims that human micro chipping technology has existed since the 1990’s. A bar code or a chip could, indeed, contain more than just geo-location functions, but also medical records such as if you’ve been vaccinated or if you are using an illegal narcotic.
Often times, fear is used to prop up privacy compromising policies. If you can get people to accept a loss of privacy in exchange for “safety and security,” you don’t have to force anything. The people do all of the work for you. We saw this following the September 11th attacks on New York City. Our airports drastically changed. The way we monitor citizens has proven to be dramatically changed from what our founding fathers intended.
We are now approaching the age of microchipping humans. This is a true social and cultural crossroads. Trusting the government with infinite, on-flesh monitoring capabilities is likely a terrible move.
The point of posting the NBC story is to put on display how culturally acceptable the mainstream media is pushing this technology. That’s how these big changes get footing, through the media pushing the ideas as normal and helpful. Things like “some day it could reunite a family or locate a missing Alzheimer’s grandmother…” are the way into the hearts and minds of the masses.
The idea sounds great when pitched, the downside is that the government would be running it. Additionally, even if private companies were in charge, would human hacking be a future concern? How would we prevent outside parties from hacking into the chips and extracting information? If someone can hack your microchip, they can know where you are and it could serve to help them with nefarious acts such as burglary.
There truly is much to consider when it comes to microchipping human beings.
Author: Jim Satney
PrepForThat’s Editor and lead writer for political, survival, and weather categories.
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