Microchip Implants: you too can become a robot


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Microchip Implants
Excerpts of Key Microchip Implants News Articles in Major Media

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highlight many potential dangers posed to our civil liberties and our physical 
and mental well-being by microchips and their widespread use. Links are provided
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'Matador' With a Radio Stops Wired Bull
1965-05-17, New York Times


The brave bull bore down on the unarmed "matador" -- a scientist who had never 
faced a fighting bull. But the charging animal's horns never reached the man 
behind the heavy red cape. Moments before that could happen, Dr. Jose M. R. 
Delgado, the scientist, pressed a button on a small radio transmitter in his 
hand, and the bull braked to a halt. Then, he pressed another button on the 
transmitter and the bull obediently turned to the right and trotted away. The 
bull was obeying commands from his brain that had been called forth by 
electrical stimulation -- by the radio signals -- of certain regions in which 
fine wire electrodes had been painlessly implanted the day before. [Experiments]
have shown, he explained, that "functions traditionally related to the psyche, 
such as friendliness, pleasure or verbal expression, can be induced, modified 
and inhibited by direct electrical stimulation of the brain." For example, he 
has been able to "play" monkeys and cats 'like little electronic toys" that 
yawn, hide, fight, play, mate and go to sleep on command. With humans under 
treatment for epilepsy, he has increased word output sixfold in one person, has 
produced severe anxiety in another, and in several others has induced feelings 
of profound friendliness -- all by electrical stimulation of various specific 
regions of their brains. "I do not know why more work of this sort isn't done," 
he remarked recently, "because it is so economical and easy." Monkeys will learn
to press a button that sends a stimulus to the brain of an enraged member of the
colony and calms it down, indicating that animals can be taught to control one 
another's behavior.

Note: If the above link fails, click here. This article shows mind control was 
being developed over 40 years ago. Though this technology can be used for good 
purposes, it also can and secretly has been used to manipulate and control for 
many years. For lots of information based on released CIA documents on how mind 
control has been secretly used for decades to affect both individual behavior 
and global politics, click here and here.

Professor Feels Himself Become Closer to the Machine
1998-09-23, ABC News


When Kevin Warwick enters his office building on the campus of Reading 
University, strange things happen. As Warwick heads down the main hall, lights 
turn on. When he turns to the right, an office door unbolts and opens. Each step
is clocked and recorded. The building knows who he is, where he is, and what he 
expects to happen. The building [even] says, "Hello Professor Warwick." The 
structure knows Warwick because of the electrical fuse-sized "smart card" 
implanted in his left arm. In Britain, he's been dubbed "The Cyborg Man," the 
first person known to have a microchip implanted in his body for communication 
with outside machines. Warwick predicts chip implants will one day replace time 
cards, criminal tracking devices, even credit cards. Capable of carrying huge 
amounts of data, they may, he says, one day be used to identify individuals by 
Social Security numbers, blood type, even their banking information. No one 
knows yet how the body will respond to this type of invasion. Warwick is not 
blind to the ethical questions of this technology. Implants ostensibly designed 
to clock workers in and out might be misused to monitor where people are at all 
times and who they are meeting. Governments could move to use implants instead 
of I.D. cards and passports, but what would stop them from using this new 
science to invade privacy? "I feel mentally different. When I am in the building
I feel much more closely connected with the computer."

Note: Those who would like to control the public named these implants "smart 
cards" to encourage us to accept them. For more reliable information on this 
important topic, click here and here.

An Orwellian solution to kids skipping school

2007-02-20, Atlanta Journal-Constitution (Atlanta's leading newspaper)


Let's say your teenager is a habitual truant and there is nothing you can do 
about it. A Washington area politician thinks he might have the solution: Fit 
the child with a Global Positioning System chip, then have police track him 
down. "It allows them to get caught easier," said Maryland Delegate Doyle 
Niemann (D-Prince George's), who recently co-sponsored legislation in the House 
that would use electronic surveillance as part of a broader truancy reduction 
plan. "It's going to be done unobtrusively. The chips are tiny and can be put 
into a hospital ID band or a necklace." Niemann's legislation mirrors a bill 
sponsored by state Sen. Gwendolyn Britt (D-Prince George's). Both would provide 
truants and their parents with better access to social services, such as mental 
health evaluations and help with schoolwork. Electronic monitoring would be a 
last resort. Still, the prospect of tagging children and using them in some 
"catch and release" hunt by police casts a pall over everything that's good 
about the plan. Odd how billions and billions of dollars keep going to a war 
that almost nobody wants, but there's never enough to fund the educational 
programs that nearly everybody says are needed. Aimed solely at students in 
Prince George's -- the only predominantly black county in the Washington area --
the truancy effort is called a "pilot program," a first-of-its-kind experiment. 
It would cost $400,000 to keep track of about 660 students a year.

Note: For more reliable information on the push to microchip the entire 
population, click here.

Live rats driven by remote control
2002-05-05, The Guardian (One of the U.K.'s leading newspapers)

Scientists have turned living rats into remote-controlled, pleasure-driven 
robots which can be guided up ladders, through ruins and into minefields at the 
click of a laptop key. The project ... is funded by the US military's research 
arm. Animals have often been used by humans in combat and in search and rescue, 
but not under direct computer-to-brain electronic control. The advent of 
surgically altered roborats marks the crossing of a new boundary in the 
mechanisation, and potential militarisation, of nature. In 10 sessions the rats 
learned that if they ran forward and turned left or right on cue, they would be 
"rewarded" with a buzz of electrically delivered pleasure. Once trained they 
would move instantaneously and accurately as directed, for up to an hour at a 
time. The rats could be steered up ladders, along narrow ledges and down ramps, 
up trees, and into collapsed piles of concrete rubble. Roborats fitted with 
cameras or other sensors could be used as search and rescue aids. In theory, be 
put to some unpleasant uses, such as assassination. [For] surveillance ... you 
could apply this to birds ... if you could fit birds with sensors and cameras. 
Michael Reiss, professor of science education at London's Institute of Education
and a leading bioethics thinker ... said he was uneasy about humankind 
"subverting the autonomy" of animals. "There is a part of me that is not 
entirely happy with the idea of our subverting a sentient animal's own 
aspirations and wish to lead a life of its own."

Note: Remember that secret military projects are almost always at least a decade
in advance of anything you read in the media. For lots more on this little-known
subject, click here.

Radio frequency identification keeps tabs on goods, services, pets - even people

2006-05-11, Sacramento Bee (the leading newspaper of California's capital city)


Feel like you're being followed? Maybe it's a tracking tag on your jeans or one 
implanted in a credit card. The tags are called radio frequency identification 
or RFIDs, and every day they are becoming more and more a part of our lifestyle.
These Orwellian microchips, as minute as a grain of sand, identify and track 
products and even lost children at theme parks. They're being implanted in 
humans to alert hospitals about medical conditions. The tags can be so tiny, you
may never know they are there. Retailers claim RFIDs are essential: alerting 
them when they're low on lipstick, air filters, sodas and other inventory. 
Embedded tags aren't so obvious. Hitachi Europe recently developed the world's 
tiniest RFID integrated circuit, small enough to be placed in a piece of paper. 
Some RFID chips are made to be imbedded in livestock, in pets and most recently 
in humans for a variety of reasons. RFID prices have dropped, and tagging has 
become practical for businesses. In-Stat, a high-tech research firm, reports 
more than 1 billion RFID chips were made last year and predicts that by 2010 the
number will increase to 33 billion. Slightly larger than a grain of rice, RFID 
chips from VeriChip of Florida are manufactured for implanting in humans. The 
Food and Drug Administration approved human implants two years ago.

Note: For lots more on microchip implants, see 

Technology gets under clubbers' skin
2004-06-09, CNN News

Queuing to get into one nightclub in Spain could soon be a thing of the past for
regular customers thanks to a tiny computer chip implanted under their skin. The
technology, known as a VeriChip, also means nightclubbers can leave their cash 
and cards at home and buy drinks using a scanner. The bill can then be paid 
later. Clubbers who want to join the scheme at Baja Beach Club in Barcelona pay 
125 euros (about US $150) for the VeriChip -- about the size of a grain of rice 
-- to be implanted in their body. Then when they pass through a scanner the chip
is activated and it emits a signal containing the individual's number, which is 
then transmitted to a secure data storage site. The club's director, Conrad 
Chase, said he began using the VeriChip, made by Applied Digital Solutions, in 
March 2004 because he needed something similar to a VIP card and wanted to 
provide his customers with better service. He said 10 of the club's regular 
customers, including himself, have been implanted with the chip, and predicted 
more would follow. "I know many people who want to be implanted," said Chase. 
"Almost everybody now has a piercing, tattoos or silicone. Why not get the chip 
and be original?" Chase said VeriChip could also boost security by speeding up 
checks at airports, for example. He denied the scheme had any drawbacks. The 
VeriChip is an in-house debit card and contains no personal information.

Note: Why is the media so upbeat about this? The article raises very few 
questions, yet seems to promote microchip implants in humans as the wave of the 
future for commerce.

Professor has nightmare vision of global positioning technology

2003-05-07, WantToKnow.info/Kansas City Star (Leading newspaper of Kansas City)


Jerome Dobson is not joking. The University of Kansas research professor, a 
respected leader in the field of geographic information technologies [speculates
about] "geoslavery" -- a form of technological human control that could make 
"George Orwell's 'Big Brother' nightmare ... look amateurish." He's talking 
about overlords electronically punishing errant workers. He's talking about the 
possibility of people hooked to, tracked by, and potentially shocked or burned 
using inexpensive electronic bracelets, manacles or implants. Dobson worked for 
26 years at Tennessee's Oak Ridge National Laboratory creating, for the 
government, the maps used in global tracking. He is the president of the 
American Geographical Society. And he is not alone in his thoughts. [In] the 
journal published by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, a 
paper titled "Geoslavery" is co-written by Dobson and Peter F. Fisher, British 
editor of the International Journal of Geographical Information Science. "Human 
tracking systems, currently sold commercially without restrictions, already 
empower those who would be masters. Safeguards have not yet evolved to protect 
those destined to be slaves," they wrote. With a laptop computer, employers can 
keep track of their drivers' every move. Implanted chips ... keep track of 
livestock or pets. Whereify Wireless Inc. sells its GPS Kids Locator for $400. 
The device, which also looks like a watch, can be locked to a child's wrist. 
Dobson said that ... none of the companies was thinking of anything nefarious. 
[Yet he] worries that where there is an evil will, there is an evil way. He 
hopes [to] create debate and perhaps legislation or safeguards around the 
technology that will keep it from being misused.

Scientists develop 'brain chip'
2003-03-12, BBC News

US scientists say a silicon chip could be used to replace the hippocampus, where
the storage of memories is co-ordinated. They are due to start testing the 
device on rats' brains shortly. If that goes well, the Californian researchers 
will test the artificial hippocampus in live rats within six months and then 
monkeys trained to carry out memory tasks before progressing to human trials 
once the chip has been proved to be safe. The hippocampus is an area at the base
of the brain in humans, close to the junction with the spinal cord. It is 
believed it "encodes" experiences so they can be stored as long-term memories in
another part of the brain. The researchers were able to devise a mathematical 
model of a whole hippocampus. The model was then programmed on to a chip. They 
suggest the chip would sit on a patient's skull, rather than inside the brain. 
Bernard Williams, a philosopher at Oxford University, UK, who is an expert in 
personal identity, said people might find the technology hard to accept at 

Note: Consider that top secret military experiments in almost all fields are 
generally at least a decade ahead of anything reported in the media. What do you
think they might have developed by now? Could they have developed a way to erase
and even replace memories? For more, click here.

Chips: High Tech Aids or Tracking Tools?
2007-07-22, ABC News/Associated Press

CityWatcher.com, a provider of surveillance equipment, attracted little notice 
itself until a year ago, when two of its employees had glass-encapsulated 
microchips with miniature antennas embedded in their forearms. The "chipping" of
two workers with RFIDs radio frequency identification tags ... was merely a way 
of restricting access to ... sensitive data and images ... the company said. 
Innocuous? Maybe. But the news that Americans had, for the first time, been 
injected with electronic identifiers to perform their jobs fired up a debate 
over the proliferation of ever-more-precise tracking technologies and their 
ability to erode privacy in the digital age. To some, the ... notion of tagging 
people was Orwellian. Chipping, these critics said, might start with Alzheimer's
patients or Army Rangers, but would eventually be suggested for convicts, then 
parolees, then sex offenders, then illegal aliens until one day, a majority of 
Americans, falling into one category or another, would find themselves 
electronically tagged. "It was scary that a government contractor that 
specialized in putting surveillance cameras on city streets was the first to 
incorporate this technology in the workplace," says Liz McIntyre, co-author of 
Spychips: How Major Corporations and Government Plan to Track Your Every Move 
with RFID. Within days of the company's announcement, civil libertarians and 
Christian conservatives joined to excoriate the microchip's implantation in 

Note: For educated speculation on how certain powerful people might like to have
everyone implanted with microchips for security and control purposes, click here

Students ordered to wear tracking tags
2005-02-09, MSNBC News

The only grade school in this rural town is requiring students to wear radio 
frequency identification badges that can track their every move. Some parents 
are outraged, fearing it will rob their children of privacy. The badges 
introduced at Brittan Elementary School on Jan. 18 rely on the same radio 
frequency and scanner technology that companies use to track livestock and 
product inventory. The system was imposed, without parental input, by the school
as a way to simplify attendance-taking and potentially reduce vandalism and 
improve student safety. Some parents see a system that can monitor their 
children's movements on campus as something straight out of Orwell. This latest 
adaptation of radio frequency ID technology was developed by InCom Corp., a 
local company co-founded by the parent of a former Brittan student, and some 
parents are suspicious about the financial relationship between the school and 
the company. InCom has paid the school several thousand dollars for agreeing to 
the experiment, and has promised a royalty from each sale if the system takes 
off, said the company's co-founder, Michael Dobson, who works as a technology 
specialist in the town's high school.

Passports go electronic with new microchip
2004-12-09, Christian Science Monitor

The US passport is about to go electronic, with a tiny microchip embedded in its
cover. The chip is the latest outpost in the battle to outwit tamperers. But 
it's also one that worries privacy advocates. The RFID (radio frequency 
identification) chip in each passport will contain the same personal data as now
appear on the inside pages - name, date of birth, place of birth, issuing office
- and a digitized version of the photo. But the 64K chip will be read remotely. 
And there's the rub. The scenario, privacy advocates say, could be as simple as 
you standing in line with your passport as someone walks by innocuously carrying
a briefcase. Inside that case, a microchip reader could be skimming data from 
your passport to be used for identity theft. Or maybe authorities ... want to 
see who's gathered in a crowd and surreptitiously survey your ID and track you. 
Why not choose a contact chip, where there would be no possibility of skimming, 
asks Barry Steinhardt, director of the ACLU's Technology and Liberty Project. 
"There was another way to go, which was to put an electronic strip in the 
passport that would require contact." The State Department says it's just 
following international standards set by the International Civil Aviation 
Organization (ICAO), under the umbrella of the United Nations. The ICAO 
specified the RFID ... at the behest of the United States. All countries that 
are part of the US visa-waiver program must use the new passports by Oct. 26, 
2005. Mr. Steinhardt ... says the US pushed through the standards against the 
reservations of the Europeans. "Bush says at the G8 meeting, 'We have to adhere 
to the global standard,' as though we had nothing to do with it," he says in 

Note: If the above link fails, click here. For more on the risk of RFID chips, 
click here.

A Real Chip On Your Shoulder
2003-07-17, CBS News/Associated Press

A U.S. company launched Thursday in Mexico the sale of microchips that can be 
implanted under a person's skin and used to confirm everything from health 
history to identity. The microchips ... went on sale last year in the United 
States. The microchip, the size of a grain of rice, is implanted in the arm or 
hip and can contain information on everything from a person's blood type to 
their name. In a two-hour presentation, Palm Beach, Florida-based Applied 
Digital Solutions Inc. introduced reporters to the VeriChip and used a 
syringe-like device and local anesthetic to implant a sample in the right arm of
employee Carlos Altamirano. "It doesn't hurt at all," he said. "The whole 
process is just painless." Antonio Aceves, the director of the Mexican company 
charged with distributing the chip here, said that in the first year of sales, 
the company hoped to implant chips in 10,000 people and ensure that at least 70 
percent of all hospitals had the technology to read the devices. One chip costs 
$150 and has a $50 annual fee. Users can update and manage their chips' 
information by calling a 24-hour customer service line. The VeriChip can track 
subjects who are within 5 miles, but officials want to develop a new chip that 
can use satellite technology to track people who are farther away and may have 
been kidnapped. While the idea of using the chip to track people has raised 
privacy concerns in the United States, the idea has been popular with Mexicans. 
The company hopes to have the new anti-kidnapping chip developed by 2003.

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