So… would you let the U.S. government implant a microchip in you that could detect the coronavirus and track your health?
According to CBS news show 60 Minutes, the Pentagon has created a tiny little chip that could be inserted just under the skin that could do all these wonderful things.
The government microchipping you. What could go wrong?
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Dr. Matt Hepburn of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), which is dubbed the Pentagon’s “department of mad science,” explained how he had been tasked to develop technology that would “take pandemics off the table.”
Describing the mission of DARPA, Hepburn commented that they “challenge the research community to come up with solutions that may sound like science fiction. And we’re very willing to take chances with high-risk investments that may not work.”
“But if they do, we can completely transform the landscape.”
One might think that such a chip would be opposed by freedom-loving people. Who wants to be tracked by the government every second of their lives?
Still, the project managers felt that these sort of devices could save lives. The chips could do instant blood tests and then alert doctors if there is a problem, and slightly larger devices could perform even more complex medical procedures including administering medicines.
But devices like this would have to overcome suspicions of government intrusion and privacy concerns. Indeed, these sort of devices would always have to be weighed against privacy concerns.
It would be an uphill battle as governments trample freedoms more and more with their surveillance state intrusions.
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