The government seems to want to regulate the lives of Americans more and more. Sometimes these decisions for further regulation actually help the American people, but this is still up for debate depending on who you are, and sometimes, the reasons behind these decisions are dubious and must be called into question.
The U.S. government intends to introduce micro-chipping for children in the near future in an effort to better keep track of them. Though it’s easy to say that this technology would simply protect children from being kidnapped or getting lost, it goes much deeper than that.
There is a significant difference between barcodes that identify and hold information about products and tracking devices that store records inside of people. Some microchips may only work when they are scanned, but others used in pets can also track the location of the pet at all times using GPS, and that’s where the true concern lies.
If parents are able to gain access to their child’s location, there’s a likelihood that this information could be hacked and complete strangers could also track them.
In addition, the children are stripped of their freedom to choose whether they want the chip implanted in them and must live with the decision their parents make for them for the rest of their lives.
If NBC reporter Melanie Michael, who interviewed several people to uncover facts and opinions about the future of the microchip, is right, then this technology could be introduced “sooner rather than later.”