Undergoing a somewhat painful injection to have a microchip implanted into your hand might not be something most sane individuals would ever consider doing voluntarily, but for a growing number of people, it has actually become a fashionable trend. As I reported in an earlier article, some companies are now encouraging their employees to have RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) chips implanted under their skin. Presumably, these implants are given to employees so that they can use them to open office doors and operate copy machines, but it would seem obvious that there is a deeper agenda at hand: getting people used to the idea of having tracking devices implanted into their bodies.

The implications are profoundly disturbing, and it’s hard to believe that anyone would go along with such a program. Nevertheless, not only do many individuals seem to accept the idea, there are actually a growing number of people who wholeheartedly embrace it. In an age where tattoos, piercings and other types of body modification are common, it’s perhaps not too surprising that young people, in an attempt to appear “cool” and ahead of the times, might see chip implants as an attractive idea. There are also those who support the idea of “transhumanism,” which the Oxford Dictionary defines as “the belief or theory that the human race can evolve beyond its current physical and mental limitations, especially by means of science and technology.” Whether or not there is any merit in the concept of transhumanism is a subject open to debate, but the bottom line is that those who go along with the idea of having a chip implanted are not what I would consider an “evolution” of the human race, but rather the opposite. FULL REPORT