«The technotronic era involves the gradual appearance of a more controlled society. Such a society would be dominated by an elite, unrestrained by traditional values. Soon it will be possible to assert almost continuous surveillance over every citizen and maintain up-to-date complete files containing even the most personal information about the citizen. These files will be subject to instantaneous retrieval by the authorities. The technotronic society the trend would seem to be towards the aggregation of the individual support of millions of uncoordinated citizens, easily within the reach of magnetic and attractive personalities exploiting the latest communications techniques to manipulate emotions and control reason».
(Between Two Ages: America's Role in the Technetronic Era. Viking Press. 1970.)

We cannot stop them, not anymore. Of course we can try try to destroy all the work and research made by hundreds of laboratories, but we will fail. Because no one ever has managed to stop the scientific progress. There is a always a person who will cross the line and go beyond the line becoming a pioneer. Maybe first he won’t be even understood by the rest, but time will put everything in its place.

Always among the hundreds of millions of people there is one who will go beyond the rest, will be a pioneer, a pioneer. Perhaps, at first it will not even be understood or mistaken for him, but time will put everything in its place. Anyway all the valuable new developments get immediate interest from the side of military or medical corporations.

Ok it’s time to say it directly: we are talking about implanted chips. Oh, it’s so scary, right? Although here it is necessary to think over what scares us more: the existence of chips or their absence.

Parents are the main control freaks

We all know that parents are always worried about their kids and always want to control them. Here is Iris, a 27 years old citizen of Stockholm who was very worried about her kids. She even allowed her daughter and son to participate in a scientific experiment involving an implantation of a small chip under the skin of head, let’s assume. The procedure is almost painless and a parent is always aware where is his child. The most important is not to recall how the well know episode of the “Black mirror” TV show describing the same situation with parental control ended. But way should it end like that?!..

On the other hand the entire world recently learned about the scandal made by parent from Russian city Yekaterinburg. Having learned about the intention of officials to implant children with chips, they appealed to the media to prevent these plans. The hype made everyone think over and decide at least for themselves and their children whether the chips make sense for them.

What are Russian parents afraid of? The answer is simple: they are afraid of a total control. If nanotechnologies will make available the information about their kids location, health condition and other parameters of the physical body where is guarantee that the information won’t be misused. And what goals will be pursued in that case.

Is that possible?

Parents of the world are divided into two groups. But corporations don’t wait and implant. American company Three Square Market, Swedish company Epicenter, Belgian company Newfusion are already using chips. The employees of these companies can come to work without any badges and let-passes. A chip implanted in the hand contains all the data necessary. It will help open the door, buy a Coke and go online.

It is now known whether the management tracks the employees movement only during working hours or constantly. Freedom fans are going to have it accepted in case it will spread through the offices of other companies...

Try to imagine: you have denied the compulsory chip implantation due to religious or other reasons. So you miss the opportunity to switch on electronics, freely move inside the office building, use toilets, switch on water and so on. So practically you are turning into an outcast. So sooner or later you will have to let you implant with the chip.

Take a look, there are so little internet users that have no accounts in social media. In the technology of chip implantation will spread there will be also a very little people without chips.

Passive chips

What chips are there?

Passive chips are implanted into animals and people for medical purposes. It is made in order to collect body status data and read the information encrypted on the chip. Only special scanner can do it. These chips are like the ones that are attached to goods and don’t let them be taken away from the store. It is not possible to track such devices with satellites.

Active chips have their own ID number and a battery. They store different information and are able to transfer it in a real time mode. Satellites see such chips.

From one side we will tell right away that it is bad to trace people. For the other side are we sure, that such information won’t help save someone’s life or protect a child from a criminal?

There are over 10 000 people suffering from epilepsy that already used implanted devices. As soon as seizure starts a chip sends electrical signals putting out the seizure.

By the way many of us see it positive the idea of chipping the criminals. The he leaves the jail he still has a chip implanted so the police can trace him. The criminal knows it so most probably he will prefer not to break the law again.

It also happens that a person receives a suspended sentence and shall constantly come and check in at the police station. There is no need to o it if the person is chipped.

Julian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks stated once that the British authorities had allegedly implanted a chip into his maxillary sinus, and that such measures have been used in this country for more than 15 years.

And if a person with a chip is still an unusual phenomenon, then the animals are chipped very actively. Here is data of EliteDogs: over the past decade, more than 25 million animal chips have been sold in the world.

Such popularity of devices is understandable. First, the problem of missing pets is solved. The chip will have all the necessary information about the animal and its owner, which will help to quickly deliver the "fugitive" home. Secondly, the chip will help prevent theft of expensive thoroughbred animals.

Are there any reasons for fear?

If we go over the facts we’ve already mentioned, we will get a strange picture: there are chips, they are useful and even extremely needed, they are actively used, but we do not like the idea. Why? Usually people call the two main reasons for concern. Let's face these fears.

Fear №1. It is very easy to to turn a person into an obedient and limp creature with the help of a chip.

But it’s not true. Scientists specializing in the study of the human brain, believe that it is impossible to transfer commands to the brain with implanted electrodes. Mankind does not know much about the brain yet in order to try to influence it with the help of a small detail. So, at least in the near future, we will see cyborg killers only in sci-fi movies.

Fear №2. We will be traced everywhere.

Is it not happening even without chips? We are already under a total observation after all. Especially in big cities. There are security cameras on the roads and in the houses.

They take you off while you withdraw money from the ATM, go public transport, shop in stores, just walk down the street. So in this sense chips are unlikely to change anything.

So, the main scarecrow of the last decade about Big Brother still looks nothing more than a horror story. A person is far from solving the mystery of most brain mysteries and therefore it makes no sense to try to control consciousness without understanding its structure.

But new technologies are developing so quickly that universal chipping may not be necessary. Why a foreign object should be implanted, if there is another, easier way to provide all tracking devices - an ordinary smartphone.