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Everyone is Doing it: Injecting Micro-Chips is Cool!
By The Daily Bell Staff - April 10, 2017

The government isn’t quite ready to force microchip injections on citizens. But if you want to do it on your own, it just makes tracking you and your data that much easier!

You can be just like the cool kids who are having microchips injected in their hands in order to open locked doors and store payment information. A wave of the hand is all it will take to start your car, buy a latte, or share all your data with governments and corporations.

“I’m turning the internet of things into the internet of us,” said Jowan Osterlund in an interview with Recode. Osterlund is the founder of Biohax, a Swedish company that specializes in injecting small microchips, about the size of a grain of rice, under people’s skin.

The microchips, says Osterlund, can be programmed to speak to other networked devices, like coffee makers, speakers or doors with electronic locks. The idea is that it’s more convenient to wave your hand in front of the door than use a key card.

Inserted by a syringe into the skin between the thumb and the index finger, the chips communicate with other devices using Near Field Communication. It’s a wireless way of linking devices in close proximity to each other, similar to the way Bluetooth works. Contactless payment systems, like Apple Pay, also use NFC.

Last year, Microsoft invited Biohax to its TechDays conference in Sweden to implant some of the speakers at the conference, as well as a few Microsoft executives in attendance, according to Osterlund.

See it’s not scary or weird! Even hip Microsoft executives have it done. And they are on the front lines of technology! If they are doing it, maybe we all should.

The CIA Likes This Plan

And how could becoming a part of the internet of things ever pose any risks? When he was the Director of the CIA, General Petraeus was pretty excited about spying on you “through your dishwasher.”

Earlier this month, Petraeus mused about the emergence of an “Internet of Things” — that is, wired devices — at a summit for In-Q-Tel, the CIA’s venture capital firm. “‘Transformational’ is an overused word, but I do believe it properly applies to these technologies,” Petraeus enthused, “particularly to their effect on clandestine tradecraft.”

All those new online devices are a treasure trove of data if you’re a “person of interest” to the spy community. Once upon a time, spies had to place a bug in your chandelier to hear your conversation. With the rise of the “smart home,” you’d be sending tagged, geolocated data that a spy agency can intercept in real time when you use the lighting app on your phone to adjust your living room’s ambiance.

“Items of interest will be located, identified, monitored, and remotely controlled through technologies such as radio-frequency identification, sensor networks, tiny embedded servers, and energy harvesters — all connected to the next-generation internet using abundant, low-cost, and high-power computing,” Petraeus said

Now the CIA might just get the opportunity to spy on you through the microchip embedded in the fleshy part of the hand between the thumb and index finger.

Right now, the chips going into employees only work in one direction, to send information, not receive it. And they do have to be scanned just inches away in order to give off any information, meaning they aren’t quite GPS chips just yet.

But while all RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) chips may look similar, they are not created equal. The CIA has actually invested in multiple companies which make RFID microchips, some significantly more advanced than the ones used to buy snacks and get into the building.

[The CIA] also likes companies that are working on making smaller batteries, like Qynergy, a New Mexico-based company working on radioisotope batteries, and Infinite Power Solutions, a Colorado developer of thin-film batteries that can power RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) tracking chips.

Speaking of RFID, In-Q-Tel seems to see potential there. In 2008 it invested in Massachusetts-based ThingMagic, a company that makes RFID chips that can “track anything.” The Florida State Attorney’s Office for West Palm Beach uses them to track felony case files, and Ford offered them up as an additional feature for pickup trucks. A contractor can put the tags on all of his tools, so that a quick scan of the truck bed with an RFID scanner will reveal everything in there. ThingMagic was acquired last month by GPS device maker Trimble Navigation for an undisclosed amount. In-Q-Tel has also invested in GainSpan, a company finding ways to make everything wi-fi-enabled, from refrigerators to health monitoring devices, for richer information on something than just its location.

And now we start seeing stories pop up in the media touting the benefits, convenience, and coolness factor of becoming micro-chipped. Dystopian images of the government forcing citizens to become implanted with microchips may, in fact, be overblown. People will do it to themselves, without coercion, just with a little mainstream media promotion.

But Micro-chipping is Convenient So…

A company in Sweden promotes the trend because it makes opening doors and buying smoothies so easy and convenient, and your coworkers will even throw a party for you once you take the plunge to become a cyborg.

The injections have become so popular that workers at Epicenter hold parties for those willing to get implanted.

“The biggest benefit I think is convenience,” said Patrick Mesterton, co-founder and CEO of Epicenter. As a demonstration, he unlocks a door by merely waving near it. “It basically replaces a lot of things you have, other communication devices, whether it be credit cards or keys.”

And that is all great, but your company will also be able to see when you get to work when you leave, how often you use the bathroom, what types of snacks you buy and at what time; basically any location or use data involved with the chip. And of course there are other corporations to think about; mining data is a huge industry.

Since most people are attached to their phones anyway, cell phone data can give a pretty good play by play of what people are doing. Microchips take that one step further so that literally every move you make could be tracked by your employer, other companies, and government agencies. They can map out your movements and activities with such precision and accuracy that they will know more about your habits than you do.

It is actually too bad that we don’t get to enjoy any cool technology because we know the government is just going to exploit it to spy on us. There are clearly benefits to RFID microchips, such as the ease of unlocking doors, starting cars, paying for things and so on.

But while the CIA has its hands in the venture, we, unfortunately, cannot trust that the data gathered from the use of embedded chips won’t be put to nefarious use.

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  • Anon.

    This is also called Technocracy, and it’s been in motion for a long time. See:

    https://www.technocracy.news/index.php/quick-start/

    I’d like to see a comprehensive list/summary of every company the CIA (In-Q-Tel) has a stake in.

  • Shen

    Party on young and gullible. These developments are found in Revelation of the Bible. We have been warned against taking the mark of the beast in our hand or forehead. That mark in the endtimes is to be necessary to buy and sell. If you don’t take the mark of the global government (the beast), you will not be to do either. There is talk of going to a cashless society…it is being done now in other countries. A Digital currency is used and the government can track every purchase. No reason the government can’t prevent you from buying what your want to buy…..say a gun or ammo.

    • jackw97224

      You beat me to it. I too had the same thought. Well said.

    • JohnZ

      That’s right, you get e microchip implanted and it’s the mark of the beast! 666 and YOU’RE GOING STRAIGHT TO HELL! LOL!
      Do not pass go, do not collect $200. You’re on Route 666 now headed for that great salt lake of fire.
      I’ve got a golf course on the dark side of the moon I’d like to sell you, too.

      • Sam Fox

        JohnZ you are right. The Book has not been wrong yet. It predicted a mark being implanted. It also predicts the penalty for taking that implant.
        SamFox

        • JohnZ

          You never caught my sarcasm.
          The Bible is b.s.
          The kind of religious superstition I’m reading here indicates certain people are living in the 13th century instead of the 21st.
          Certain types with a hard on for nuclear Armageddon and the so called rapture.
          Most of you really want it to happen don’t you. The followers of Sarah Palin and Michelle Bachman, yelping for the Rapture now convinced getting a tiny electronic implant will immediately send you to hell.
          This kind of rubbish disappeared when the Church finally admitted to Galileo’s scientific proof the earth was not at the center of the universe along with many other scientific discoveries.Time for humanity to grow up, stop waging wars and join the Galactic Federation.
          And I don’t like the idea of micro chips either.

          • Steve

            Its not BS.
            Mistake number one.
            Big one though…..

  • CCblogging

    I will not do it.

    • Doc

      They will never get me chipped. Seriously.

      • Steve

        Good. But you will have gullible friends and relatives who like Facebook, will do it when everyone else does…but the Bibles warning is real…as is the outcome if you do succumb….

        • Doc

          Sorry Steve, I’m not aware of a wsrning in the bible that relates to microchips. Feel free to enlighten me.

  • vongoh

    With my little crystal ball, I see a gradual increase of future headlines reporting severed hands left at ATMs and car theft crime scenes.

    • jackw97224

      Heh, heh, heh…you beat me to it. I had the same thought.

      • steve

        I see small portable concealed EMP devices wreaking havoc on those dumb enough top become cyborgs….”dang that is the 5th chip this month…..” …then building jammers …the fun hasn’t started yet…

        • jackw97224

          Good observation. I wonder if there is shielding to protect theses computerized botcars. It would seem that these transporters would have to be somehow immune to such EMPs as the danger of catastrophic crashes is glaring. Oh, my and then there are the drones…oh, crap, we are doomed.

          • Steve

            I doubt it…the very mechanism that allows chips to function is also its exposed jugular vein…..some chips can sense high voltage and shut down, however for mass chipping chips will be cheap which means no protection from EMP. The more people know of the EMP vulnerability if these chips, the better…I saw a plan on converting disposable camera flash units into EMP devices…

          • jackw97224

            Thanks Steve. You are well ahead of me on this one. Shoot, maybe these botcars will have to resort to ancient vacuum tube technology. Oh, yesteryear, I like the thought even though it sounds impractical.

  • jackw97224

    So if these microchips were forcefully injected on all Muslims entering the US, what is there to prevent removal? Would there be severe penalties such as death for such a crime? This sounds bit like the number “666” mentioned in the Book of Revelation.

    • JohnZ

      No, they’re gonna do it to Christians first, then Jews, then, them there Mooslims.
      Christians gonna get chipped first, especially Southern Baptists, evangelicals and Dominionists. Catholics next along with Mormons.

  • robertsgt40

    Wonder if the chip comes with a “terminate” switch?

  • JohnZ

    Gen.Betrayus needs to be neutralized. A total scumbag and as the late Col. David M. Hackworth labeled a perfumed prince of the Pentagon. Or is it Pentagram.
    Osterland, like Elon Musk are technocrats, megalomaniacs and narcissists.
    Don’t forget about Betrayus’ little tap dance with his mistress….you know, giving her a number of classified documents , and after being outed by Michael Hastings, took revenge by having Hastings murdered.
    Betrayus is a POS like all the rest inside Washington and that includes the Pentagram.

    • Cecelia J Fincham

      I agree, what is wrong with sheeple, ( not a misspelling) how brainless, wait till they make you, or you get your head caught off if you don’t. Antichrist fooling people.

  • Jean

    Jesus, they should also implant a micro chips into their skull so that to tell nonsenses that CIA propaganda shall put into your head so that you be servile slaves…
    Not for me !

  • James Clander

    “— injecting small microchips, about the size of a grain of rice, under people’s skin”

    That photo of a Microchip looked huge — not rice sized -what’s up ?

    • Sam Fox

      James. it’s a close up picture. The finger looks huge as well. 😉
      SamFox

  • Sam Fox

    Looks like the dumbing down wrought by the Dept of ‘Education’ is paying off.
    SamFox

  • Phil Tame

    Good article on a subject that needs a lot more discussion. Amusing that one of the benefits promoted is unlocking doors- one has to wonder why those doors were locked in the first place. Also, wouldn’t bartering be an alternative in a no cash society?

  • boocuddles

    This is foretold in the Bible,Revelation to be exact.One day everyone will be forced into it and those who refuse will be unable to buy food.

  • Col. Edward H. R. Green

    I see the government’s getting away with forced roadside blood-draws for DUI as setting a precedent for forced chip implantation.

    I will never comply with either. I am prepared to fight to the death against any government employee’s attempt to force me to comply with any law that violates my legitimate rights.

    If they murder me in the name of “law enforcement”, they’ll have my dead body that they may draw blood out of or implant a chip in it, but they will not have my obedience, so I will have won by my having died on my terms, not theirs.

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