By Tom Peterson
I would like to speak about a potentially very serious issue. Today we have what are called RF chips that can be used to find a lost person or grant easy access to a secured location of a company or organization. We even have the ability to include in these chips a lethal dose of poison for protecting the public from someone dangerous. Yes, we even have the ability to remotely kill someone via a small grain of rice sized device implanted within them. Now, if itself is not enough to make concerned about chipping, then how about when the technology arises to restrain a person's natural abilities. This would not only be a violation of the person's personal freedoms but their civil human rights as well. It would control what and who they were capable of being.
We now have the ability to create microscopic machines which could be placed in the body to do any number of things. It may be possible to get these Nanites as they are commonly called inside you to repair any damage your body suffers. However, with enough tweaking of the technology they could also be placed inside a new born to shape it's physical development. Now this may sound all well and good but what about when a paranoid government decides that the only way to hold on to national security is to control what an individual is capable doing? Further, who is to say that a society where such technology is possible wouldn't choose to use it to create worker class of people? Engineered to be better suited to the kind of work that is dangerous to the average person today but intellectually incapable of self determination? Effectively a slave class.
And what is to stop them from having a system in which the wealthy and powerful elite are able to have their children designed to grow up as perfect physical and intellectual specimens? While the poor and underprivileged can't even get the help needed to treat conditions that can arise from a natural means of human development? Birth defects, genetic passed diseases and genetic predispositions of health problem. What happens when a simple chip has the capability to decide whether you or your child get cancer? What happens when that small chip has the ability to strip you of your own potential or robs you of your own god given abilities simply because the powers that be decide you can't be trusted to make your own decisions?
This all paints a pretty grim picture of the future but it tells you what can happen when you sit idly by and just let things happen. The only way to avoid it is to stop it. Demand legislation that will control how the technology is used. Or better yet, don't allow it. If you care about the privacy and personal freedoms of those you love then don't chip. Not yourself and not those you love. Send a message to the powers that be that this is not an acceptable means of behavior. Don't let the populous be controlled by anyone. Don't chip. Not now, not ever. Don't allow your freedoms to be taken from you. DON'T CHIP.