Does a chip under the skin turn people into bio-robots?
“Until 2025, every Russian is implanted with a chip under his skin,” “A Dutchman with a microchip in his hand pays for money in a supermarket and opens the door”, “Education of the Future: How to Download Knowledge to Your Embedded Memory”. Such horror stories can be read on many sites. Believe it or not believe it? What does a chip look like and what danger can it carry? Should I be afraid of him right now? How does the real world become invented by science fiction writers? What do Christians see as a threat? Read about it below.
What is a chip? This is an integrated chip the size of a large rice grain (about 12 mm). It is a special device for receiving and transmitting a signal, hidden in a microcapsule from a bioglass.
In this seed, many believers see a serious threat to their identity and security. But is it? What can be done nowadays with a microchip? Are there examples of the implantation of microcircuits in the human body? What are the pros and cons of this technology?
Chip under the skin: so that your pet is not lost
The implantation of chips has spread widely in veterinary medicine. Chip cats, dogs, horses, cows, sheep and other animals.
This means that with the help of a relatively painless injection under the skin of pets, a “seed” is implanted. Also, animals are registered in a special database, which indicates the characteristics of pets and contacts of their owners.
This has its advantages:
- If the animal is lost, it can be more easily determined by reading the necessary information from the chip.
- During the competition, no one can substitute or confuse cats, dogs or horses of the same breed.
- The owner of a chipped animal can easily transport a pet to another country.
Animal chipping is widespread in America and European countries; in Russia, veterinary clinics also offer this service. So this is no longer news. But information about the possible mass chipping of people excites the news feeds and alarming many. Human rights organizations and religious groups are against chipization. What do they see as a potential threat and how big is it? To answer this question, you need to remember how, according to the Bible, God created man.
The Lord made man in His own image. This means that, according to God's plan, man is an ideal creature. He has everything he needs for life. Man has a fine internal organization and has a special gift - freedom of choice. The choice can be both positive and negative, but in any case, the person decides for himself and is accordingly responsible for the consequences of his action.
Modern scientific achievements influence a person, his personality and identity. One of the potential threats is forced chipping.
At first glance, the microchip does not carry any threat; moreover, in a sense, it makes life easier. The most important information about a person is recorded on the electronic identity identifier, which speeds up the work of the databases. It is easier for a person with electronic documents to cross the border, use health insurance, in the long term - pay for purchases and travel.
But does it make sense to implant this chip under the skin, if you can store it in the appropriate document? According to one version, the identity card can be lost, but the subcutaneous microchip is not.
It is the implantation of chips in the human body that frightens believers. God created a self-sufficient personality, why then should it drive outside objects under the skin? And what if with the help of a microcircuit it will be possible to control a person? This represents a serious threat to the freedom that God has bestowed upon man.
In our time, there are no examples of total control of the human mind with the help of a chip. But there are some examples of the implantation of the chip under the skin, and by the will of the person himself.
For the first time it happened in 1998. British cybernetics Kevin Warwick implanted himself a chip with which he turned on the light, opened the door, interacted with computers. The experiment lasted 9 days. Today, the implant used is in the museum.
In 2006, Mikey Sklar implanted the chip in his left hand - the procedure was videotaped.
There are other examples of implantation of chips under the skin. Even in Odessa, at an IT conference, several people implanted themselves with microcircuits, among them was one from Kiev. The procedure was carried out by a professor from Germany.
People didn’t do it by force, but of their own free will - in order to open-close the door, pay for purchases, print from secure printers, and so on.But unless such elementary things can not be done without the help of third-party parts in the body?
In our time, chipping has not become a mass phenomenon and apparently does not pose a global threat. But ordinary people, not to mention human rights organizations and religious communities, still treat the new technology with caution. Christians in different countries oppose the chipization, seeing in the new technology the fulfillment of the prophecy of John the Divine.
In order not to cause panic among the population, in some US states - in Wisconsin, North Dakota, Oklahoma, California, Virginia and Georgia - it is officially forbidden to chip a person against his will. Also, the authorities can not require their employee to implant the chip under the skin.
But how long will such chipping take place on their own? What happens if most people agree to a “seed” in the body to facilitate financial transactions? Will this not lead to what John the Theologian wrote in the Apocalypse:And he will do what everyone, small and great, rich and poor, free and slaves, will be put a mark on their right hand or on their forehead, and that no one can be bought or sold except whoever has this mark , or the name of the beast, or the number of his name ().
If Orthodox priests and theologians have different opinions on TIN, bar codes, and even biometric documents, then the prospect of implanting a chip under the skin causes common negative emotions.