Here is some interesting perspectives to the Implant Folklore !


     From an Oct. 11, 1993 "The Washington Times" article entitled,
"High-tech national tattoo", by Martin Anderson:
     "...there is an identification system made by the Hughes Aircraft
Company that you can't lose.  It's the syringe implantable transponder.
According to promotional literature it is an "ingenious, safe,
inexpensive, foolproof and permanent method of ... identification using
radio waves.  A tiny microchip, the size of a grain of rice, is simply
placed under the skin.  It is so designed as to be injected
simultaneously with a vaccination or alone."

     How does it work?  Well, the "chip contains a 10 character
alphanumeric identification code that is never duplicated.  When a
scanner is passed over the chip, the scanner emits a 'beep' and your ...
number flashes in the scanner's digital display."
     True, an implanted transponder can't yet hold anywhere near as much
material as a smart card.  But if the desire is there, larger size
implants and tiny microchips could soon increase its storage capacity.
     Of course, most Americans will find a surgically implanted
government microchip repugnant.  At least for the foreseeable future, the
use of this ingenious device will be confined to its current use: the
tracking of dogs, cats, horses and cattle.
     But there is no difference in principle between forced to carry a
microchip in a plastic card in your wallet or in a little pellet in your
arm.  The principle that Big Brother has the right to track you is
inherent in both.  The only difference is a layer of skin.
     From the Sat., Oct. 15, 1994 Dr. Fox "ANIMAL DOCTOR" column in the
"St. Louis [Missouri] Post-Dispatch":
     Dear Dr. Fox: Our local Humane Society has offered, for $25, a
lifetime computer chip to be injected with a needle between the shoulder
blades of a cat or dog.
     Apparently, all new animals adopted get a chip. [....]
     [Dr. Fox:] ...the microchip identification system you describe is an
excellent advance in helping with pet loss, owner identification and pet
     Microchip ID technology is safe...and adverse reactions following
subcutaneous implantation are extremely rare...
     From the "Electronic Leash:  The Implantable Bio-Chip Is Already
Here.  Is Big Brother Just Around The Corner?" article by Lisa Crosby in
the Vol. 11, No. 14, June 15-June 21, 1994 issue of the "Tucson [AZ] Weekly":
     The size of an uncooked grain of rice, the silicon computer
chip...When inserted underneath the skin, this chip can link an
individual to a computer database, or it can track a person's location
via satellite.
     Sound impossible?  Hardly.  Microchip implants are in use as you
read this.
     Today, injecting a microchip into animals is routine.  [....]
     Microchip pet identification -- technically known as radio frequency
identification (RFID) -- is available to pet owners nationwide.  [....]
     The concept seems simple.  A microchip encased in biomedical-grade
glass and imprinted with a unique, unalterable alpha-numeric code.  Over
34 billion individual code numbers are available.
     [....]  Once implanted, the chip is virtually impossible to remove.
...even surgical removal using advanced radiograph techniques is
extremely difficult.  This is because fibrous tissue adheres to grooves
in the glass surrounding the chip to prevent migration of the chip...
     Since the chip operates with low-frequency radio waves and does not
contain a battery, it remains passive with no parts to wear out.
     ...the tracking of microchips does occur.  Hughes Missiles Systems
Company uses microchips to track aircraft and vehicles.  [....]
     But what about tracking people?  While the Global Positioning System
can track aircraft, there is a system of satellites in orbit right now
that can track microchips injected into humans.  Dr. Carl Sanders, an
engineer for 32 years and the designer of the Intelligence Manned
Interface (IMI) biochip for use in humans, told the "Monetary Economic
Review" that "There are new satellites going up (such as the) 66
satellites that Motorola is putting up in conjunction with the Russians.
These are low-orbiting satellites."  He explains that certain microchips
can be picked up by satellite.  "We used this with military personnel in
the Iraq war where they were actually tracked using this particular type
of device."
     The concept of tracking children with microchips is already
generating interest.  The Associated Press reports that Dr, Daniel Man, a
plastic surgeon in Miami, Florida could locate lost children or find
Alzheimer's victims...
     The device would emit a signal that could be monitored through a
cellular system, and possibly by satellite.  [....]
     But is the microchip actually ready to be injected in large numbers
of people? ...the technology behind today's microchip is "fairly
uncomplicated" and with a little refinement could be used in a variety of
human applications.
     Sematech in Austin, Tex., developed a computer chip in 1993 that is
only 0.35 microns wide -- roughly 1/200th the size of a human hair.
     Dr. Carl Sanders is especially concerned about Big Brother's
exploitation of the microchip.  Sanders is an electronics engineer,
inventor, author and consultant with extensive background in designing
surveillance equipment for the CIA, FBI and the Customs Department in
Atlanta.  Although he worked on designing the microchip years ago, he is
now concerned that it will be misused.  On a tape he produced to explain
his views on the microchip, Sanders says:  "Thirty-two years of my life
was spent in design engineering with a PhD in engineering, and
electronic-designing microchips in the bio-med field....Working on the
microchip, we had no idea about it ever being an identification chip. ..."
     Sanders feels this chip may eventually used for life-long
identification, possibly against people's will.  The government may have
the legal right authority to do this through the Immigration Control Act
of 1986, which gives the president the authority to implement whatever
type of identification is necessary to control the population.  Sanders
fears that a SmartCard, invisible tattoo, or electronic microchip under
the skin may be used to enforce immigration laws.  Currently there are
several pending measures before Congress calling for a social security
card for immigrant identification with a photo, fingerprint digitization,
or bar code.
     ... The injectable microchip has been equated with the "Mark of the
Beast" -- a reference to a Biblical prophecy predicting that only those
with a mark on the right hand or forehead in the End times will be able
to buy or sell.  (The supercomputer in Brussels handling worldwide bank
clearings for the Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial
Telecommunications is nicknamed "The Beast.")
     (Related "bio-chip" information, as follows, is also contained in
the 1994 book [ISBN 0-679-43176-4], Saved By the Light: The True Story of
a Man Who Died Twice and the Profound Revelations He Received, an
autobiography written by Dannion Brinkley.)
     From the book's inside flyleaf:
     On September 17, 1975, Dannion Brinkley was talking on the telephone
during a thunderstorm.  A bolt of lightning hit the phone line, sending
thousands of volts of electricity into his head and down his body,
throwing him several feet into the air.  His heart stopped, and he died.
     When Brinkley revived in the morgue after twenty-eight minutes, he
had an incredible story to tell.  Saved By the Light, is the profoundly
moving personal account of his near-death experiences -- the second NDE
occurring fourteen years later -- and the resulting spiritual
transformation that has completely altered his life.
     After the lightning strike, Brinkley watched from above as loved
ones and medics tried to to start his heart.  When doctors pronounced him
dead he was already traveling through a dark tunnel toward a spirit
being, who led him into a crystal city awash in light and tranquillity.
Brought before thirteen angelic instructors in what he describes as "a
cathedral of knowledge," Brinkley was told of events that would shake the
world before the year 2000 -- including the Chernobyl nuclear disaster,
the Persian Gulf War, and America's current economic crisis.  Of the 117
revelations that he recalls, 95 have already come to pass.
     From pages 42 and 43 of the book (in regards to one of the "future"
revelations that he "saw" -- or, was "shown" -- back in 1975; years
before we had VCRs, personal computers, microwave ovens, grocery checkout
bar-code scanners, etc.):
     ...Its visions addressed an important event in the distant future,
the decade of the nineties (remember, this was 1975), when many great
changes would take place.
     ...I watched as a biological engineer from the Middle East found a
way to alter DNA and create a biological virus that would be used in the
manufacture of computer chips.  This discovery allowed for huge strides
in science and technology.  Japan, China, and other countries of the
Pacific Rim experienced boom times as a result of this discovery and
became powers of incredible magnitude.  Computer chips produced from this
process found their way into virtually every form of technology, from
cars and airplanes and vacuum cleaners and blenders.
     Before the turn of the century, this man was among the richest in
the world, so rich that he had a stranglehold on the world economy.
Still the world welcomed him, since the computer chips he designed
somehow put the world on an even keel.
     Gradually he succumbed to his own power.  He began to think of
himself as a diety and insisted on greater control of the world.  With
that extra control, he began to rule the world.
     His method of rule was unique.  Everyone in the world was mandated
by law to have one of his computer chips inserted underneath his or her
skin.  The chip contained all of the individual's personal information.
If a government agency wanted to know something, all it had to do was
scan your chip with a special device.  By doing so, it could discover
everything about you, from where you worked and lived to your medical
records and even what kind of illness you might get in the future.
     There was an even more sinister side to this chip.  A person's
lifetime could be limited by programming the chip to dissolve and kill
him with the viral substance it was made from.  Lifetimes were controlled
like this to avoid the cost that growing old places on the government.
It was also used as a means of eliminating people with chronic illnesses
that put a drain on the medical system.
     People who refused to have the chips implanted in their bodies
roamed as outcasts.  They could not be employed and were denied
government services.