In 2006, the videoviligancia company Citywatcher.com, of Cincinnati (Ohio), became the A pioneer in starting to use chips to control the access of its employees to restricted security zones of said company. The president of the company, Sean Darks, clarified to the press that the chip was completely voluntary (of course!), As a volunteer it was also any prospect of promotion in the company.
Thanks to Wikileaks, We know from a secret cable (nº 198178, dated March 22, 2009) that Saudi Arabia weighed the option of implanting a chip into prisoners and being able to track them down bluetooth …
In 2012, in the John Jay High School from San Antonio (Texas), students were forced to permanently wear an RFID chip around their neck, with the threat of expulsion for those who did not meet the requirement. Andrea Hernández, who alleged religious reasons for not doing so, ended up outside the institute. For Andrea (and thousands of people who supported her on the Internet), the identification of humans with RFID is the “mark of the Beast” (Revelation 13: 16-17): “And he made everyone, small and large, rich and poor, free and slave, put a mark on his right hand or on his forehead; and that no one could buy or sell, except the one that had the mark or the name of the beast, or the number of its name ». Be that as it may, the institute’s “Student Locator Project” generated various citizen protests, which caused it to be canceled and, finally, Andrea Hernández to be readmitted to class.
The question, from now on, is how to move towards massive implementation. In some state, will a mandatory “chipping” be decreed despite the rejection problems that this implies or will individual examples of implantation accumulate here and there until one day it seems normal?
It must be remembered that in Spain (and surely in other parts of the world) between 1997 and 2005 it went from having 4 million mobile lines to 42 million. In other words, we went from laughing at those who had a mobile phone to laughing at those who did not have them… In practically 5 or 6 years, the scenario changed radically. Could the example be repeated with the chip?
If they succeed, it will be absolute control of the individual
Whatever the scenario chosen, however discreet and silent it may be, sooner or later there will be a debate in public opinion. Debate that is already expected. At that time, it is certain that there will be groups that declare themselves insubordinate, which will provoke added debates in the press and on television. Anti-system or religious groups will reject a similar control measure. However, it is not unlikely that certain media outlets give a favorable opinion, perhaps conditioned by economic issues. This would also be the time for other user groups (real or financed) to join the chip car. Perhaps very expensive and prestigious colleges or universities. Possibly at the same time reformatories or institutes that endorse the improvement of their services by implanting the chip… A whole current of opinion in the style of «you cannot go against progress».