controlThe future of prescription drugging and birth control lies in a microchip. Right now, chips with drug reservoirs can be implanted directly under the skin, delivering doses of pharmaceuticals or birth control hormones at the same time each day. The implanted chip is designed to be remote-controlled and governed by “medical professionals.” Essentially, chipped individuals won’t be able to wean themselves off of side-effect-ridden drugs. The chip can be programmed to release drugs, day after day, year after year, at a “professional’s” directive. The micro-reservoir technology, first developed at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the 1990s, involves an implantable chip designed to release drugs into the body by a wireless signal. This technology, first pioneered by Robert Langer, Michael Cima, and John Santini, now powers a new company called microChip. More