Microchip Implant in Humans
Have you ever wondered how it would be if you were under constant surveillance? How would you feel if you every move, every purchase, and every visit is monitored? Well, a microchip inside your body could pretty much capture all of this.
A microchip is an Integrated Circuit board encapsulated in a silicate glass. Microchip implantation is when this rice-grain sized microchip is injected into a person’s hand. The underlying bar codes in this RFID (Radio frequency Identification) chip emit signals when scanned. The unique ID of the RFID chip is linked to a larger database that holds all the information relating to the individual like the person’s ID number, medical history, purchase history, ride history, family details, employment details, etc.
Who Invented the RFID Chip?
Charles Walton was one of the first scientists to have a patent in the field of RFID. However, the RFID chip we see today was evolved over the years by various other scientists.
In a Human Microchip Implant, the IC Chips Are Encapsulated in __________.
- A. Quartz
- B. Plastic
- C. Silicate Glass
- D. Cellulose
Pros and Cons of RFID
The RFID chip is an innovative technology that can change the way we live. Imagine a life where you no longer have to carry wallets or ID cards to work, ride a train by just walking through a scanner or remotely control your other gadgets. This is how it’d be when we have the RFID chip implanted into our body. Not just these, these microchips are greatly helpful in the medical field especially for diabetic, cholesterol, and high-risk patients with cardiovascular problems to continually monitor their health conditions.
No matter how efficient this technology is, carrying a microchip in our body all day and night is no joke. There can be several ill effects to it. There are chances that your chip might get hacked and your information be stolen. You feel distressed about how you are being monitored all the time. Moreover, since the RFID chip contains only one unique ID, there are instances where you’ll need to have to inject more than one chip for access to various information of yours.
RFID Health Risks
Microchip implantation comes with health risks as well. However safe they may claim it is, it is afterall a foreign object that is injected into your body and hence, can lead to allergic reactions/ infections in certain people. There are also chances that it may move from its original place which further causes issues.
Use of Human Microchip to Track
As of now, the RFID microchips cannot be tracked. But, future inventions can lead to chips with GPS that can be tracked when in motion.