It seems like every time I read the news, there is an article about a new use for an RFID (Radio-frequency identification) chip and how it will make life easier for all of us. The newest flash, has us using it to speed through all airport checkpoints hassle free. Yep, using the RFID embedded in some part of our body ensures we will gracefully prance our way past the ticket counter and the Transportation Security Administration Nazis like ballerinas twirling through Swan Lake.
Well, you know how that ballet ends.
Now, the technology for the modern RFID is not a new invention. The first ancient variations were developed in the 1940’s during World War II to identify aircraft as friendly or not. In 1973 the first true patent was issued to the modern ancestor of the current RFID, which was basically a passive radio transponder device, with memory capability. So we are not dealing with technology that just became available. And, I readily admit, there are a lot of practical uses for the RFID technology. An RFID tag can be affixed to any object and used to track and manage inventory, and other assets. It can be an invaluable tool for commerce in that respect. Although some enterprising computer guru’s have shown the technology can be “hacked”. I still encourage anyone to research all the available information and make their own decisions as to it’s many advantages, or disadvantages.
My big issue is with it’s possible misuse as a tracking device for humans. Yes, it is a basic tracking device. Although it’s touted as being the next best thing to sliced bread, I have serious reservations with the various entities that will control the information received from it’s transmissions when it comes to humans. The RFID is already used extensively in animal tracking inventory and control. You can prance down to your local veterinarian today and have one easily implanted into the family pet to track, in case the animal gets lost or found. Yay, pets are your personal property under the law and you can do that. But implanting it in humans leads to some serious and distinct schools of thought about it’s practicality, and it’s potential use for mischief. Just take a gander at a history book for references.
To begin with, there are the Millennial type technology geeks who will relish the idea of having the implant embedded into their body, and the ease of how it can be scanned, relieving them of the responsibility of showing proper identification or lugging around personal records of some sort. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has already approved its use that way, with the preferred placement is between the thumb and forefinger on the meaty part of the hand. It is an invasive surgery just under the skin, hopefully administered by a medical professional who knows what they’re doing. And I am sure the recipient will get the pleasure of having to fund the operation.
Then you have the One World Order conspiracy theorists who feel the RFID is another step toward global control and tracking of the masses, reducing us to automatons in which the government can exert total control. This kind of Totalitarian society is likened to a panopticon prison, which is a circular with all cells arranged around a central well, from which prisoners could, at all times, be observed. This leads to all citizens having to behave in a socially accepted manner because others (the government) might be watching. If you have ever read George Orwell’s “1984” you can readily understand their acute anxiety over the use of RFIDs implanted in the body, and it’s potential misuse for perceived total control by a government. Well, this would be the logical first step to achieving that goal. Hey, it’s in them, lets use it logic. The National Security Agency already has a glowing track record for misusing technology like that. And it seems the commercial industry is readily willing to jump into bed with them at their request.
Then you have the devout Christians who have read The Revelation, the last book of the Bible, which has the prophetic disclosure of what will be happening before the triumpful return of Jesus Christ. In the King James Version, the book of Revelation, Chapter 13, Verse 16 states “And he (the beast) causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: (17) And that no man might buy or sell, save that he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.” Now that little passage is just a little to close for comfort when you review the aspects of an RFID implant in your hand, and the control it can exert. Christian or not, the next time you want to curl up with a good book, you might want to put “Fifty Shades of Gray” away and seriously study the prophecies laid out in the Bible. It has a history of always being correct in it’s prophetic passages. Just saying…
But believe as you will, the RFID (Radio-frequency identification) chip was basically designed for tracking. Why imbed it inside your body with an invasive surgery? The technology exists where the same information can be simply implanted in a plastic card borne computer chip that you can place in your wallet or purse. And you can remove it at your leisure, especially if you feel an intrusion by a vengeful, imposing power or threat to your position. You surely are not going to give anybody the club to beat you with. Removal of your inviolability is the key
When the time comes, and it surely will, and they ask me personally if I want, or demand I take the RFID chip, I plan to misquote the great line from the movie The Treasure of the Sierra Madre: “Chips? I ain’t gotta take no chips. I don’t need no chips. I don’t have to take no stinkin’ chips!”
And let them ponder that, as I pirouette and prance away…Ha Ha!