I See You — Everywhere

People, as we already know, voluntarily carry tracking devices with them most places. These devices allow woke corporations and the (woke) government access to the habits and activities of the volunteers. What makes it hilarious to us curmudgeons is that people not only voluntarily do this, they willingly pay for it.

Cells phones show where you are, to within reasonable accuracy, where you have been, who you called, when you called, who you texted, what sites you looked at, who you called called and who they texted, the duration of calls, and so on and so forth. We’ve spoken of these data many times. Even not knowing the precise content of your communications, government and corporations can still do a decent job of discerning what you’re up to.

Now comes a new way to be tracked. Embeddable chips.

UK firm BioTeq, which offers the implants to businesses and individuals, has already fitted 150 implants in the UK.

The tiny chips, implanted in the flesh between the thumb and forefinger, are similar to those for pets. They enable people to open their front door, access their office or start their car with a wave of their hand, and can also store medical data.

Another company, Biohax of Sweden, also provides human chip implants the size of a grain of rice. It told the Sunday Telegraph that it is in discussions with several British legal and financial firms about fitting their employees with microchips, including one major company with hundreds of thousands of employees.

The chips talk to door scanners, computers, vending machines, whatever. Key cards now already allow a company to know precisely when you come and go, and chipped credit cards are close, but this is something more. Why? Because RFID readers can be placed anywhere. If you want to maximize efficiency, it pays to have data, so why not install readers along well traveled pathways? In the toilets, in meeting rooms, in your cells (i.e. cubicles).

That’s not very inventive. Don’t most retail stores now have RFID readers at their entrances and so forth? Why not share data with them! They’ll be happy, we can imagine, to give this data up in exchange for the data on the people from Company X who requested the store’s data.

How hard would it be to put readers at major intersections? Helps estimate traffic flow, you know. And why shouldn’t, when asked, Company X share its tracking data with Company Y, or the government? Internal company or national security could be at stake.

And why should you worry if some company knows where you’re going at all or most times of each and every day? If you’ve done nothing wrong, you have nothing to hide. Tracking improves safety, and these scientific studies show. Are you against safety? Besides, the chips act like credit cards, and cash is used by criminals to commit crimes.

Since there is no reason for you to object to being chipped, there is even less reason for you to give up your DNA to our beneficent overlords, who love us and only want what is best for us.

Science magazine (a journal of politics) asks “Is it time for a universal genetic forensic database?” Guess what the answer to that question is. If you guessed “Yes, because racism”, you win the prize.

Several countries—the United Kingdom, Kuwait, and Saudi Arabia among them—have even toyed with creating a “universal” DNA database, populated with data from every individual in society, obviating the need for any other DNA source (1). Although this move would be controversial, it may not be as dramatic as one might think. In the United States, for example, the combination of state and federal databases (containing genetic profiles of more than 16.5 million arrestees and convicts) and public and private databases (containing genetic data of tens of millions of patients, consumers, and research participants) already provides the government with potential access to genetic information that can be linked to a large segment of the country, either directly or through a relative (2, 3).

It may not be as dramatic as one might think. True words. Most will volunteer for this Get a 20% coupon for a new TV at Big Box Store for a drop of your blood. Want to work at Mammoth Corp Inc International? See HR with this cotton swab. How else can you verify this is your tax return without a DNA stamp?

We’ll still need chips, even with facial recognition. It’s getting better, though there are still a few bugs, but it’s possible a fake moustache will always fool it.

You recall the story. The “mark” of beast is not a punishment. Removing it is.

Addendum After writing this, I came across story Sweden Is On The Verge Of Going Completely Cashless: What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

5 Thoughts

  1. If you like being tracked now, youre going to love 5G. And it features faster porn streaming perfectly suited to the kaleidoscopic tastes of the genderfluid.

  2. Yeah they’ve been talking about putting chips into people since the 1990s or earlier. Don’t think it’s smart to have that kind of material inside of you. All this surveillance discussion reminds me of the movie Enemy of The State.

  3. “Killer Drones Guided By Mobile Phone Locations”

    “One wonders how the U.S. gets information about alleged Taliban meetings it fires on. I do not believe that it has significant human intelligence, i.e. spies, on the ground. The video information it gets from observation drones is also not good enough to go after specific people. But there is a third leg of information gathering that I always suspected to be involved – signal intelligence from mobile phone location data.”

    This tactic has been perfected in the “War on Terror.”

    It is accepted practice now for dealing with “terrorists.”

    Since everyone has a phone in their pocket, this is a very effective targeting tactic.

    There are only three things holding back such tactics being used against political enemies in the USA:

    1. The Constitution’s ban on search and seizure without a warrant; and cruel and unusual punishment (hellfire missile down your chimney qualifies).
    2. The Intelligence Community’s founding directive (EO12333) prohibition of assassination.
    3. The IC’s historical (since the 1970s) and legal prohibition of operating in the USA, or against US citizens.

    Oh….never mind. All three points are, de facto, no longer operative.

    Chip up, read Philip K. Dick, and prepare for the worst!

  4. Hmm, so the implanted chip is going to be the form of the “Mark of the Beast”, then, so to speak? 😉
    Count me out. I hated it when my old flip phone died and had to be replaced and it couldn’t be.

    I’ve long known, from the day I had to get a transmitter license for RC models and CB radios that there is no such thing as privacy when you are acting in public. Guess what, when you’re broadcasting, you’re acting in public. Cell phones, short for cellular radio-telephones are transmitters. The towers are receivers and by US law ca 1934, anyone can own a receiver and pick up whatever it is tuned to receive, so any one with the proper equipment can ‘listen in’. True enough that encryption of the broadcast helps; but guess what … the algorithms are public. This is also true for the network of networks known as the internet. The way it gets its failure tolerance is by broadcasting. Every packet ever sent can be seen by every interface that is on at the time. Again, encryption helps, but …. never forget that you are acting in public.

    Since I don’t care much about who is ‘watching’ me, since ‘they’ really can’t do that much harm to me, even if they kill my body; I act as if they are not there, mostly ;p.

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