A trending technology in Europe, which involves the insertion of microchips under one’s skin, is currently making waves in Sweden. Sweden however, is regarded as a country with technological advancement and with this, one could see reasons why people have embraced this technology.
The technology of ‘microchip implant’ is currently deployed or used in different areas, why some would not buy the idea of microchip implantation. However, there are growing concerns about this innovation, as the emphasis is laid on its safety. Elsewhere in China for example, while responding to this innovation, some complained about this technology, adding that some people may become homogeneous to this technology, which will bridge individual privacy.
According to statistics in Sweden, over five thousand (5000) persons currently have microchip implants under their skin, with Sweden ranking highest in microchip implant, a growing debate associated with its problems is expected. These problems are stretched across individual health concerns and access to their privacy bearing in mind these chips will not power themselves when implanted in a human body.
These chips inserted under human skin varies, but predominantly in two forms, the tube-shaped type while the other is relatively flat that could be clipped to an individual thumb. But the widely used chip for implantation in this space is the tube type, which is inserted with the aid of a syringe, transparently covered. Though, both types could be clipped under an individual thumb. This is currently not restricted to human use but has been deployed into animals, more importantly, to have them monitored.
As some of us focus on health ground with concern over an infection, others think of theft issues, but GPS tracking is another concern and with this, there are claims the technology will be extremely difficult for anyone to track with the aid of these devices. In my opinion, there are factors not considered here, and that is its radioactive effect in relation to its connectivity with other electronic devices which should be considered a primary factor. Note that, when an object or a foreign body is introduced into a human system, precisely the tissue and the body will react to it by producing antibody in order to fight against infections, but with the present of a microchip under the human skin, which will result to dead cells (tissues & blood) and in turn produces – pulse. Based on this, the person will frequently be in need of antibiotic drugs in order to keep that part of the body from infection.
It will cost about one hundred and eighty dollars ($180) for an individual to have a microchip implant.
These devices (microchip implant) is currently deployed in different sectors, precisely in Sweden, some say is currently addressing the issues on the use of identity cards (ID Card) in some organizations, buying of food in public restaurant and shopping as well. In this case, one could make payment with the chip embedded in their hands. While on the other hand, it is understood Sweden’s railway system has reportedly deployed microchip in tracking its passengers, which includes artificial intelligence (AI) in its railway system. Considering technological trends, the microchip implant could also be deployed in other areas of life sooner than we know it.
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