Offered as some kind of issue of convenience, a Wisconsin tech company is offering its employees rice-sized microchip implants to do such things as enter their building, buy food at work, and perform other menial tasks.
While not voluntary, it certainly hints at a future where certain entities make it mandatory to have a microchip, or even various microchip implants for various institutions that a person works with (one microchip for government, one for your workplace, ect.)
According to USA Today:
“Three Square Market, a company that provides technology for break-room or micro markets, has over 50 employees who plan to have the devices implanted. The tiny chip, which uses RFID technology or Radio-Frequency Identification, can be implanted between the thumb and forefinger “within seconds,” according to a statement from the company.
The company, which is based in River Falls, Wisc., envisions the rice-sized micro chip allowing employees to easily pay for items, access the building and their computers all with a scan of their hand.”
The USA Today video about it failed to recognize the very real dangers of such technology becoming prevalent, instead favoring a reference to the “mark of the beast.” Their video reeks of propaganda, saying something along the lines of “Christians believe microchips may be the mark of the beast.”
There is a certain archetype to be recognized here.
As described by people such as James Corbett in his podcast episode “You are being gamed,” methods of controlling people are being rolled out in a way that makes it seem fun, and useful, like a game.
From government power, to corporate power, anyone who has an interest in controlling others has probably figured out that it works best when people think it’s a game, or the control method is useful.
For instance, the Canadian government recently partnered with a private company to “award” Canadian citizens with real money for doing things such as “eat a healthy breakfast” or “get your flu shot.”
In fact, in the news segment talking about the reward system, “flu shot” was mentioned several times. The devil is in the details: this is a government program to award citizens with money for doing things the state wants them to do. A video about that can be found below.
Remembering this archetype will become more important in the future: people around us will think things are innocuous or benevolent when they are actually steps to controlling every aspect of our lives.
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