Who's Emilott Lantz, you ask? A 25-year old woman (read guinea pig) from northern Sweden who was among the first of her peers to have a microchip inserted into her right hand.
Lantz attended a futuristic conference in Stockholm last week where "participants were offered to get a microchip fitted for free--an opportunity Lantz jumped at," according to "The Local", Sweden's News in English.
"I don't feel as though this is the future--this is the present. To me, it's weird that we haven't seen this sooner," Lantz said.
A growing trend in Sweden, micro chipping humans is not without controversy.
"The technology isn't new, but the subject becomes sensitive just because it's in the human body," says Lantz. "I'm not surprised that people think it's a big deal--it's not that common yet, but I think it will be. We're already modifying our bodies. Why should this be different?"
As tiny as a grain of rice, implantable RFID microchips are capable of holding all our personal data without the fear it can be lost or stolen, not to mention the convenience of having this info at our fingertips:
- medical / health / allergy records
- financial / banking / credit / debit capabilities
- keyless entry for our cars, homes, office
And to top it off? They can track you. No more lost / stolen children or wandering elderly.
Never happen, you say? People value their privacy too much too ever accept an implantable data system equipped with GPS?
Well, if you own a cellphone, you're carrying an RFID chip that can track your every move right now. How long before the inconvenience of not being chipped "forces" us to consider it?
Face it, people. The future (as predicted in the Bible) is almost upon us.
"He required everyone--great and small, rich and poor, slave and free--to be given a mark on the right hand or on the forehead. And no one could buy or sell anything without that mark, which was either the name of the beast or the number representing his name. Wisdom is needed to understand this. Let the one who has understanding solve the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man. His number is '666'." -- Revelation 13:16-18
A wise man once said: "It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity." --Albert Einstein
- The Washington Post: Cellphone tracking device goes vertical, estimates a user's altitude within a few feet.
- NBC News: Pilots report drones flying near JFK flight path sparking fears of reckless endangerment.
- CBC News: Crime-fighting robots go on patrol in Silicon Valley using similar technology as the self-driving Google car.