Saturday, May 16, 2009

Saudi 'Killer Chip'

I read something frightening today- apparently, the Saudis invented a chip that was nicknamed a 'Killer chip' by a Swiss tabloid.

This chip would be a GPS- a mobile GPS that is implanted in one's body. Who would carry these chips? "The inventor said the chip could be used to track terrorists, criminals, fugitives, illegal immigrants, political dissidents, domestic servants and foreigners overstaying their visas."

Huh.

Joy.

Now, let's think about the government's definition of those terms.

The inventor approached Germany, trying to get a patent. Unfortunately, Germany turned them down. This time.

How much longer is it before we find ourselves being implanted by chips such as these?

So, the nickname 'Killer chip' came from the fact that a lovely little surprise could be added- a dose of cyanide that, if released, would kill the implanted...victim, or whatever you want to call him/her.

Lovely, isn't it?

And this is the kind of stuff men come up with.

Now, I understand that we're probably a long way off from such things happening here. I hope. But at the same time, we're not that far away.

Here's a link to the original story, if anyone's interested.

1 comment:

Eärwen said...

Okay.
That gives new meaning to the words
'shiver me timbers'!