October 13, 2004 at 5:05 pm #918
How do you feel about a chip being implanted under your skin containing various medical information?
I’m not sure I feel so good about that. I want to know if hospitals are going to switch to this format for all surgeries now, etc. I don’t want to be required to have one. Who knows the full amount of information stored in it and if it could be used in a bad way some how.
How do you feel about this?October 13, 2004 at 7:45 pm #3466
Jon I have understood that these ‘chips’ can be used for alot of different information—-and are now in use in humans, animals, and objects . Years ago I sat in on a fundamentalist study of the book of Revelations.
Since then I never fully listened to a Catholic the answer to the question I have: how do we know that when the time comes to have such chips implanted under our wrist or in our heads that we are not partaking of ‘the mark of the beast’ referred to in Revelations?October 13, 2004 at 8:56 pm #3467
[quote:2kh26nxg]how do we know that when the time comes to have such chips implanted under our wrist or in our heads that we are not partaking of ‘the mark of the beast’ referred to in Revelations?[/quote:2kh26nxg]
I wonder the same thing myself as I have seen what the Fundamentalists have to say about that, but to counter that, couldn’t our social security numbers qualify as the mark of the beast too?October 14, 2004 at 5:27 pm #3469
I have done some journal reading about these chips as they were being developed and tested in animals and humans. I like them for cases where the medication needs to be delivered regularly (especially for the elderly or when it would require frequent waking throughout the night) or when repeatedly delivery would be painful (such as rabies).October 15, 2004 at 1:32 am #3473
Yes Jon—-that is a further part of my question- the same technology that is good for medical information would also be good to give us our own ‘bar code’ so to speak. Its the very thing that could turn us into a cash less society
we are practically cash less now—every transaction is done with a swipe of a card or a code
why not just implant our social and economic identity? Would we ever need to take on that implant chip to board a plane? to have surgery? to enter the library or public transit, etc….etc. I think you see where I am going here.October 15, 2004 at 3:48 am #3474
For some reason I’m comfortable with having some sort of plastic card that had that information, but there’s no way I want a chip inserted in my body with all that. Once it’s there, I can’t just leave it at home or whatever, you know?
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