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Actually, we are already carrying these 'implants' with us when we carry our cellphones. It's just a matter of time before they glue them into our brains.
In South Africa now, you cannot have an unregistered SIM card, contract or prepaid. They know where you are and who you talk to.
Implants used as GPS tracking devices for soldiers on the battlefield for the continuous war against the "idea of terrorism". Implants containing financial information, but advertised as containing medical information, so in an emergency, doctors will be able to respond quicker to those who have insurance.
David Byrne? I thought it was Donald.
I mean that the idea of microchip implants controlling someone's actions seems like a very sci-fi idea and not something that can realistically happen.
I agree. I was referencing post #5.
It's happening. The intention is to use it for sick and injured people. There's no guaranteeing how it will ultimately be used, of course.
You live in a much happier world than I do, EP. Since I doubt very much that micro-chip technology would be intended for the sick and injured. Now, I can see how such technology would be advertised as being philanthropic, but that doesn't really make a whole lotta' sense considering the vast amounts of people around the world dying from curable maladies like typhus, cholera, malaria, dysentary, etc.
If the military was going to develop something to use in this way, do you think we'd know about it? As far as curable diseases being eradicated before moving on to other maladies, I'd be willing to bet that there are cancer survivors who are glad that medical research doesn't work that way.
I don't think micro-chip implant technology is much beyond what we do know about it, which is to store information. Substituting anything from identification cards to dog tags. I don't know how open the military would be with more advanced uses, it would depend on the conditioning of the public beforehand. The American people, for instance, are pretty apathetic and maleable.
I don't know if I made myself clear about how things are advertised. I wasn't saying stop looking for things that may help the sick and injured, I was saying I don't trust those who try to tug at my sentiments, by advertising new technology as helpful, without giving me the whole truth of the matter. It's only reasonable to believe nothing coming from TV. I mean, I can see now. I actually have learned. I don't just forget everything so I can remain comfortably stupid my whole life. If I see it on TV, I now automatically know I'm looking at some kind of spin, some type of deception, someone is selling something. So no, I don't believe the "intent" is philanthropic.
Isn't this an interesting state of mind? I wonder if other cultures can relate? I wonder how many living under societies involving more forceful propaganda have had similar mentalities? I also have a funny filter where every time I hear something I think "that's a lie" ... sometimes I wonder if it's too distrusting heh.
There was a comedic commercial made where during each statement about the product in small type at the bottom it would read "we are lying to you, it doesn't do that" or "we will in fact keep charging your card haha" etc. It was found very funny by some American people, who obviously have come to view commercials this way, but when shown to some Japanese people they couldn't understand why a company would hurt their image this way (the humor was lost on them).
I wonder how many in the United States have come to develop the same mindset and how common it is across different cultures.
These things are much more likely than the sci fi (silliness) of implants that help you think or store memory (such as to be useful in a game of chess). Implants that take rudimentary nerve impulses to control a prosthetic arm (or computer game) are a far cry from anything aiding in thought... we're not even in the infancy of this kind of technology, we're still studying extremely basic brain operations.
50 years ago, who would have believed that most people would have had computers in their homes or that they would be operating machines? Technology involving brain function may be in it's infancy, but the premise of this thread was what would happen over the next century. Technological advances are occuring at an increasingly rapid rate. To say "chess chips" won't be available in the next century is a valid assertion, but I hope this thread doesn't become side tracked by the political opinions of some people.
Stop making sense!
"The American people, for instance, are pretty apathetic and maleable." - trysts
The only people immune to propaganda are those who have already been severely brainwashed.
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