Check out this video. How compelling is it for you?
Surely, implanting humans will have a lot of positive aspects for humans that have specific physical impairments. But getting chipped to easily jump on public transportation or to bypass taking out a payment tool from a pocket seems very lazy to me - or indeed a sign that people are really ready to forego their privacy for excessive convenience.
If chipping takes off, and is promoted by some companies and begins to be seen as a competitive advantage, will employees who refuse to get chipped, lose out compared to other workplace colleagues who use the technology to become "more efficient"?
- How many types of identity verification will we devise or do we really need (NFC, RFID etc)?
- Should we not be able to get off the grid when we want?
- What will these sub-cutaneous chips be able to do to people brains in the coming future?
- What kind of mindset will people hosting the chip develop? Will they become less worried, more trusting of other non-chipped humans?
- Is the chip not going to put people more at risk - as precious ID verification devices like this chip will be coveted for the access they will grant...?!
I think we should bypass the chip technology and start creating smart rings or other less invasive wearables that provide the same functionality of ID verification.
As this article states "without additional safeguards, and guarantees of online privacy, the microchipping fad may quickly become a digital security nightmare".