Monday, July 14, 2014

Microchip Implants For Medical Purposes Could Be Trojan Horse To Expanded Uses

Microchip Implants For Medical Purposes Could Be Trojan Horse To Expanded Uses
July 14, 2014 |Tom Olago
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For those who still think that microchip implants are something that will become commonplace or gain traction in perhaps many years to come, think again: people are now currently queuing up voluntarily to be injected with a microchip in their arm. ABC news recently reported that the 5 million or so U.S residents suffering from Alzheimer’s disease are the current prime target for the microchips, being implanted in the name of keeping Alzheimer’s patients safe, as well as allowing quick and easy access to their identities and medical records should they lose memory or become lost.

The implants are said to be about the size of a grain of rice and contain a unique 16 digit ID number. The implants are injected into the arm or hand of the recipient, and thereafter read and monitored by the use of supporting RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) Systems, which typically include scanners that read the information contained in the embedded chip and relay that information to computerized data systems. These will in turn read and analyse the data transmitted to authorized stakeholders such as medical practitioners and law enforcement agencies.

As expected, privacy activists are up in arms, protesting against the potential “big brother” abuses, such as unwarranted privacy intrusions via GPS tracking and the perceived human indignity in the widespread use of a system that has so far been largely restricted to tracking pets and livestock. However the potential candidates for the microchip implants themselves seem to be sold on the benefits and undeterred from accepting the implants: ABC’s John Berman reported that 34 patients already received the chip with “dozens more” in line.

The process of microchip implants in humans seems to have been taking place quietly behind the scenes for quite a while now. This seems to be a well–calculated and subtle move to gradually desensitize a privacy centered culture and society into accepting the perceived benefits of physical implants, which are packaged and marketed in such a way that privacy and other concerns are made to seem trivial, ridiculous or foolish. 
The husband of a lady featured in the ABC news video who had been micro-chipped because she had Alzheimer’s, merely shrugged off privacy and monitoring concerns, considering the implant benefits to be overwhelmingly positive and went on to take the microchip implant himself, without hesitation.

Two years back, ABC news also reported that 100 law enforcement official in Mexico received implants in the name of providing secure and exclusive access to sensitive classified information to only authorized personnel. Scott Silverman of Applied Digital Solutions, whose company manufactures micro chipped implants, described them as “tamper proof and secure”, as the chips cannot be stolen and re-used to gain unauthorized access. 
According to Silverman is also credited with the very popular form of the RFID chip originally known as Verichip, and subsequently re-branded as PositiveID which is now reportedly being implanted inside of hundreds of Americans as well as many throughout the world. Verichip was FDA-approved as a human-implantable microchip in 2004. which recently reported these developments, suggests that microchip implants now seem to be steadily gaining traction and acceptance perhaps because the military is developing implantable chips to treat soldiers with PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder), as reported in an earlier report published by The Inquisitr
The separate report states that the United States military plans to treat and monitor psychiatric disorders such as depression, anxiety and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) with high-tech devices implanted into patients’ brains. The five-year, $70 million program was launched by Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). According to Justin Sanchez, a program manager at DARPA, simple versions of the future brain implants are already being used to help patients with Parkinson’s disease.

According to the Department of Veteran Affairs, 11 to 20 percent of veterans who served in the Iraq and Afghanistan operations (Operations Iraqi and Enduring Freedom) are believed to suffer from PTSD and 30 percent of Vietnam veterans are believed to have suffered from or are still being treated for symptoms of PTSD.

Meanwhile, the twin process of microchipping and gradual desensitization continues. The general populace is now widely exposed and accustomed to RFID and biometric technologies, sold on individual and social benefits seemingly to the extent that privacy issues are now almost always ignored or downplayed, as members of the public become willing participants towards “the greater good”. 
Many Bible scholars see the desensitization to chipping as one more reason the world populace would embrace the potential chip related technology known as "The Mark Of The Beast".  In Revelation 13 we are told that this mark would allow for the buying and selling of goods - in fact you can't conduct commerce without it.
"He causes all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hand or on their foreheads, and that no one may buy or sell except one who has the mark or the name of the beast, or the number of his name. Here is wisdom. Let him who has understanding calculate the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man: His number is 666." Revelation 13:16-18

While there is still much debate in the Christian community as to what this final "mark" will look like and be - the emergence of bio-technologies, microchip implants, digital currency (such as bitcoin/paypal) and the desire for greater security seems to be paving the way for several possibilities.

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