Monday, May 18, 2009

No Muss, No Fuss

I’ve known for quite some time that they existed . . .

VeriChip – RFID for People

And, of course, I knew they would eventually make them smaller . . .

Luddites still objecting to having an 11mm chip implanted in an arm will no doubt be relieved to hear that VeriChip has developed an even-smaller implantable RFID tag, measuring a diminutive 8mm by 1mm.
VeriChip shaves 3mm off human RFID chips

But even I was shocked to actually see this:

German media outlets reported last week that a Saudi inventor's application to patent a "killer chip," as the Swiss tabloids put it, had been denied.

The basic model would consist of a tiny GPS transceiver placed in a capsule and inserted under a person's skin, so that authorities could track him easily.

Model B would have an extra function — a dose of cyanide to remotely kill the wearer without muss or fuss if authorities deemed he'd become a public threat.

The inventor said the chip could be used to track terrorists, criminals, fugitives, illegal immigrants, political dissidents, domestic servants and foreigners overstaying their visas.
Saudi 'Killer Chip' Implant Would Track, Eliminate Undesirables

At the risk of being redundant, I’ll refer you to yet another excerpt from What So Proudly We Hailed. The line between fiction and reality sure looks mighty blurry from my perspective:

The answer, as it had turned out, was incredibly simple.

All that was needed was a slight modification to the RF chips that everybody already had at that point anyway, and as it happened, there had been manufacturing facilities already setup to start producing them. Imagine that.

They called them Deterrent Identification Tags, or “D-Chips” for short, and they were going to revolutionize the criminal justice system. They weren’t much different from the regular chips – they still emitted a unique ID number – but they also came equipped with a self-destruct mechanism that would cause the ampoule to shatter if it received a special signal. That was a serious problem for anyone who had the D-chip implanted in their body, because inside the chip was a tiny – but highly toxic – amount of neuropoison that would shut down your vital organs in a matter of seconds,

Although everybody called them D-chips, nobody but the government and the media ever had the gall to use the word “deterrent” with them. The “D” stood of something else, and everybody knew it.

If you’ve already read What So Proudly We Hailed and thought that it was a little paranoid and “over the top”, maybe now you’re not quite so sure. If you haven’t already read What So Proudly We Hailed, maybe you should.


Kimberline said...

Perhaps I should move my comment from the "How Scared Should We Be" post up to here now that you have written on this topic.

I had figured at some point you would see the same info I did on the poison rfid chips and do an article.

Your book is lining up with current happenings in much the same way the book "1984" does. You are just BARELY ahead of the curve. To quote a movie line my kids like, "You are creepin' me out man!"

Goosebumps running on my spine,


Kimberline said...

Moved my previous post up to go in this article.


Saw this news clip and thought of your book What So Proudly We Hailed. It is kinda creepy how many bullet points you hit which are now coming into the media as true possibilities.

I wasn't sure of where to send this to you, so clicked into a comments section. I thought the one titled "How Scared Should We Be?" is a good place to stick it.

I'm going to reread your book. I'm starting to think you have written an end times primer.


Sun May 17, 07:39:00 PM EDT

Blaine Staat said...

What amazes me Kimber is how many people are completely oblivious to what is going on in the world. They can't begin to connect the dots because they don't even know the dots exist.

Kimberline said...

You are so right!

I think some people just can't handle the information so choose to be in denial and look the other way and run as fast and far as they can from the truth of what is going on. Others have been so successfully dumbed down that they don't GET IT. Others get it but have been pressed into a state of apathy because they have lost hope. I think others are spiritually deceived to believe that all of these things are being created for "the greater good."

Then there are people like me who probably get a large chunk of what is going on, but are ridiculed by those who are more in the loop than we can imagine. I never thought I'd be labeled a conspiracy theorist. Guilty as charged!

Lately it seems like any of us could take our darkest fears and nightmares, write them on a slip of paper, put them in a box and toss them up. Then we could draw out any paper slip and watch the news, finding in only a brief space of time that some government has the capability to wreak that horror on people and is not only able, but is willing.

I am going to say it again...I am BEYOND CREEPED OUT at some of the stuff coming out in the news lately. I am into my Bible study in a way that I never was before because I want to see how to be wise in such troubled times. I'm working harder than I ever have to make my home a refuge for my family in these difficult times.

Thanks for covering the hot topics. I appreciate seeing someone discuss them in a clear and cogent way. I can't actually discuss this kind of stuff at home. My husband said he would rather be happy than think about all this scary conspiracy stuff. Okayyyy! Then I'll think about it and be scared enough for both of us! Well maybe not scared so much as "concerned?" :P


BegFookinScottishMatthew said...

What also amazes me is that there are those out there who will champion this as a good idea. They will, as usual, clothe it in the all-consuming, can't-argue-with notion of "it will make our children safer."

The most chilling part of that article? "political dissidents"