The VeriChip can provide medical and identity information when scanned.
Derek, his mom Leslie and his dad Jeffrey are the first volunteer test subjects for a new, implantable computer device called VeriChip. Later this spring, pending Food and Drug Administration approval, doctors will load a wide-bore needle with a microchip containing a few kilobytes of silicon memory and a tiny radio transmitter and inject it under the skin of their left arms, where it will serve as a medical identification device. It sounds like science fiction. (Remember the Borg on Star Trek? Resistance is futile!) But VeriChip is quite real. The Jacobs family could be the first in a new generation of computer-enhanced human beings.
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Sunday, Mar. 03, 2002
With his school uniform and his plump, pinchable cheeks, Derek Jacobs of
Boca Raton, Fla., looks like an ordinary youngster. But looks can
deceive. When he was 12, Microsoft certified Derek as a qualified
systems engineer, one of the youngest ever. At 13 he was running his own
computer-consulting company. Now he’s 14, and what’s Derek doing for an
encore? He’s becoming a cyborg–part man-child, part machine.
Derek, his mom Leslie and his dad Jeffrey are the first volunteer test
subjects for a new, implantable computer device called VeriChip. Later
this spring, pending Food and Drug Administration approval, doctors will
load a wide-bore needle with a microchip containing a few kilobytes of
silicon memory and a tiny radio transmitter and inject it under the skin
of their left arms, where it will serve as a medical identification
device. It sounds like science fiction. (Remember the Borg on Star Trek?
Resistance is futile!) But VeriChip is quite real. The Jacobs family
could be the first in a new generation of computer-enhanced human beings.
In some respects Derek is a regular eighth-grader. He’s quiet and
polite. He plays the drums. He used to be on the swim team before he
quit to make time for his computer business. He remembers vividly when
he first saw VeriChip on the Today show. “I thought it was great
technology,” he says. “I wanted to be a part of it.” And when Derek sets
his mind to a problem, he generally solves it. “Derek stood up and said
to me, ‘Mom, I want to be the first kid implanted with the chip,'”
remembers Leslie Jacobs, an advertising executive at Florida Design
magazine. “He kept bugging me to call the company until I finally broke
Leslie set up a lunch with Keith Bolton, vice president of Applied
Digital Solutions, the company behind VeriChip. At first Bolton (who
jokingly refers to the Jacobses as “the Chipsons”) was skeptical. Since
the first wave of VeriChip publicity, he has heard from roughly 2,500
would-be cyborgs. But the Jacobs family is particularly well suited to
test VeriChip for use in medicine. If a patient with VeriChip were
injured, the theory goes, a harried ER doc could quickly access the
victim’s medical background by scanning the chip with a device that
looks like a Palm handheld computer.
In the case of the Jacobses, that could be a lifesaver. Derek has
allergies to common antibiotics, and Jeffrey is weakened from years of
treatment for Hodgkin’s disease. A few years ago, he was in a serious
car accident; and when he got to the hospital, he was in no shape to
explain his condition to the staff. “The advantage of the chip is that
the information is available at the time of need,” Jeffrey explains. “It
would speak for me, give me a voice when I don’t have one.”
The operation to insert the chip is simple. “It takes about seven
seconds,” says Dr. Richard Seelig, the company’s medical-applications
director, exaggerating only slightly. An antiseptic swab, a local
anesthetic, an injection and a Band-Aid–that’s all it takes. Once the
skin heals, Seelig says, the chip is completely invisible, and the
Jacobses will hardly know it’s there. “The chip is fully biocompatible,”
Bolton says. “No body fluids can get in, and nothing can be loosened or
Applied Digital Solutions–which is trademarking the phrase “Get
Chipped!”–has big plans for its little device. In the next few years,
it wants to add sensors that will read your vital signs–pulse,
temperature, blood sugar and so on–and a satellite receiver that can
track where you are. The company makes a pager-like gadget called
Digital Angel that does both those things, and its engineers are doing
their darnedest to cram Digital Angel’s functions into a package small
enough to implant. Once they do, VeriChip will be very powerful indeed.
That’s one of the reasons the Jacobses want to get involved. “There are
endless possibilities,” says Derek. “For me it’s marvelous,” says
Leslie. “Every day I worry about my husband. We definitely feel it will
make us all feel more secure.”
Security is part of the VeriChip business plan. The company has already
signed a deal with the California department of corrections to track the
movements of parolees using Digital Angel. Seelig believes VeriChip
could function as a theftproof, counterfeit-proof ID, like having a
driver’s license embedded under your skin. He suggests that airline
crews could wear one to ensure that terrorists don’t infiltrate the
cockpit in disguise. “I travel quite a bit,” he says, “and I want to
make sure the pilots in that plane belong there.”
Could the airlines or government really require pilots to get chipped?
“I think we have a right to demand that,” says Seelig. “Our lives are in
their hands.” It sounds extreme, but there are precedents. In the early
’90s several states considered laws that would have required female
child abusers and women on welfare to wear birth-control implants. The
proposals were not very popular. “There’s a feeling that technology has
outpaced the policy process,” says Steven Aftergood, a senior research
analyst at the Federation of American Scientists. “We aren’t in a
position to apply these new devices with the wisdom and prudence that is
Prudent or not, implant technology is racing ahead with bionic speed.
Kevin Warwick, a professor of cybernetics at the University of Reading
in England, is working on the next step. In a few weeks, he will receive
an implant that will wirelessly connect the nerves in his arm to a PC.
The computer will record the activity of his nervous system and
stimulate the nerves to produce small movements and sensations; such an
implant could eventually help a person suffering from paralysis to move
parts of the body the brain can’t reach. If all goes well, Warwick will
put a companion chip in his wife Irena and let the two implants
communicate with each other. “If I move my finger, she’ll feel
something,” he explains. “We’ll be closer than anybody’s been
before–nervous system to nervous system.”
There are plenty of skeptics, but Jeffrey Jacobs is not one of them.
“People have been worried about Big Brother for years,” he says. “The
three of us want to be part of not just this new technology but an
evolution of humanity.”
The FDA is expected to approve the Jacobses’ implants within two months,
and there are other ways to speed up the evolution. Two weeks ago,
Applied Digital Solutions signed a deal to distribute VeriChips in
Brazil, where kidnapping has become epidemic, especially among the rich
and powerful. Government officials hope that VeriChips implanted in
people considered at high risk could be used to track victims via
satellite. “Here [in the U.S.] we’re still dealing with FDA and privacy
and civil-liberties issues,” says Bolton. “But we’re not stopping. We’re
going into South America right now!” Technology has a way of moving
faster than legislation, and if it comes down to a race between cyborgs
and Senators, guess who will win? Resistance is futile.
With reporting by With Reporting by Kathie Klarreich/Miami
Last Updated March 12, 2008 11:40 PM
5 thoughts on “The Microchip is here !!! – New World Order”
wow, the Bible’s prophecies really are coming true
I just can’t believe not many people are realising this….
mannn everything the bible says is coming true !! its real and people dont believe ! how could people from sooo long ago know about this?? Jesus is coming back soooooo soon and i cant wait!
That’s Right Guys..Our Lord Jesus Christ is Going to come very soon.But we should not be left behind in the hand of the Anti Christ..let us prepare ourselves to meet our Lord by leading a holy Life..Maranatha…
There is no one coming. All will be hoax but a human. Stand up for yourselves. Expect no savior, but yourself. Take responsibility for yourself. Stand and say no to taxes, no to chips, no to corrupt politicians, no to GMOs. SAY NO.
This is extremely un-nerving. Jay implies that we must rise in our own human strenghth and say no. No my friend this cannot be dealt with by human will. We need a saviour and a power beyond human will. We are about to be controlled like sheep. yes we need a saviour.