More than just a”chip”on the shoulder

With technology on the fast track we definitely are in new and unknown possibilities and we must always ask, why do I need this? One article that caught my attention was a news story Feds Developed App That Predicts ‘Psychological Status’ of Americans $8.9 million NIH study led to mobile system for ‘real time behavior monitoring’

Advancing our technological abilities can be beneficial, but with every good comes its evil twin hell bent to take over the world! Unfortunately as the past has shown us evil will very we’ll exist among us and one problem with bad intentions they never make themselves known.  That’s what has inspired me to dig into the agenda a but deeper, I had to ask why would our government want to have this technology at hand, who benefits and how?

You're new worst enemy!

A human microchip implant is an identifying integrated circuit device or RFID transponder encased in silicate glass and implanted in the body of a human being. A subdermal implant typically contains a unique ID number that can be linked to information contained in an external database, such as personal identification, medical history, medications, allergies, and contact information.

That’s the direct definition from Wikipedia. This is very similar to the RFID chip placed in your pets. Though to argue it completely useless I do see a few perks that could be beneficial and many drawbacks as you could imagine. I will keep an open mind and try and look at all sides. But if you do choose to get this procedure I applaud you but I will warn that the drawbacks may outweigh the good in this case.

Will we ever stop crime?
Will we ever stop crime?

Wireless identity theft, also known as contactless identity theft or RFID identity theft, is a form of identity theft described as “the act of compromising an individual’s personal identifying information using wireless (radio frequency) mechanics.”[1] Numerous articles have been written about wireless identity theft and broadcast television has produced several investigations of this phenomenon.[2][3][4] According to Marc Rotenberg of the Electronic Privacy Information Center, wireless identity theft is “a pretty serious issue” and “the contactless (wireless) card design is inherently flawed”.[5]

The main focus point should be safety and security and also privacy. The growing revolution of this new technology seems to hinder on all three of those concerns. I had received a new bank card from Wells Fargo after an odd fraudulent purchase usual process new card close accounts linked to that number hassle and frustrating but this is what we must face in the name of swift shopping and  under protected web surfing.

When the new card arrived I immediately noticed the new chip and called Wells Fargo, speaking with some nice representatives for a moment I realized they do not even seem to have confidence in this new technology and there right to question its practices. When they assured me that it was not used partly as a tracking device, folks don’t kid your selves every chip used in drivers license to passports and you’re handy new chip placed into you’re palm. The utter disappointment I felt with the banks and government to tell us how safe and efficient this new technology is. Do you think they would tell you it’s flaws it’s the same reason why an eager to sell car dealer raises suspicion, so now we are tracked like deer let loose into the wild and stuck with a chip we cannot remove, its personal information that takes away you’re privacy and puts you in a new possible identity theft scenario all made possible with easily purchased equipment.

I do try to grow with our times but one thing that’s certain we do not have a flawless system when it comes to our technology standpoint, in fact I feel a lot of our technology has set us back, mainly in the wallet and it’s the consumers wallet that has to pay for there I would call it experimental propaganda.

From vehicles to TVs the smaller they get they pricier they will be, and what really bothers me is I still have a working refrigerator and other appliances from the 50-60s era and some tools also and I will more than likely have them for many years to come.

He doesn't know either so don't ask him!
He doesn’t know either so don’t ask him!

But as I wave goodbye to those days and welcome in phones that have a max shelf life of a year or two, few hundred dollars and no spare parts to fix when it breaks down I feel like I’m waving for help instead.


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