At first blush, it sounds like the talk of a conspiracy theorist: a company implanting microchips under employees’ skin. But it’s not a conspiracy, and employees are lining up for the opportunity.
On Aug. 1, employees at Three Square Market, a technology company in Wisconsin, can choose to have a chip the size of a grain of rice injected between their thumb and index finger. Once that is done, any task involving RFID technology — swiping into the office building, paying for food in the cafeteria — can be accomplished with a wave of the hand.
The program is not mandatory, but as of Monday, more than 50 out of 80 employees at Three Square’s headquarters in River Falls, Wis., had volunteered.
“It was pretty much 100 percent yes right from the get-go for me,” said Sam Bengtson, a software engineer. “In the next five to 10 years, this is going to be something that isn’t scoffed at so much, or is more normal. So I like to jump on the bandwagon with these kind of things early, just to say that I have it.”
Jon Krusell, another software engineer, and Melissa Timmins, the company’s sales director, were more hesitant. Mr. Krusell, who said he was excited about the technology but leery of an implanted device, might get a ring with a chip instead.
“Because it’s new, I don’t know enough about it yet,” Ms. Timmins said. “I’m a little nervous about implanting something into my body.”
Still, “I think it’s pretty exciting to be part of something new like this,” she said. “I know down the road, it’s going to be the next big thing, and we’re on the cutting edge of it.”
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The program — a partnership between Three Square Market and the Swedish company Biohax International — is believed to be the first of its kind in the United States, but it has already been done at a Swedish company, Epicenter. It raises a variety of questions, both privacy- and health-related.
“Companies often claim that these chips are secure and encrypted,” said Alessandro Acquisti, a professor of information technology and public policy at Carnegie Mellon University’s Heinz College. But “encrypted” is “a pretty vague term,” he said, “which could include anything from a truly secure product to something that is easily hackable.”
People have had no shortage of words when they read the PCMD Gazette article titled: All Americans Will Receive A Microchip Implant In 2017 Per Obamacare last year, and RIGHTFULLY SO!
Even though that provision may have originally been stripped from the bill 1) No one will argue RFID is catching on quick in government circles; and 2) It appears to be making a healthcare comeback!
NBC news predicted that in 2017, all of America will be tagged with microchips. They will be implanted to help identify individuals immediately. According to the report, the technology is used to answer one question, “Am I who I say I am?”
If you take the RFID Microchip they can TRACK your every move, Control your MONEY, Control your FOOD and possible even KILL you if you don’t obey!
A number of states like Virginia, have passed “stop the mark of the beast legislation” in an effort to stop this.
Remember, they do things over time to condition the population into think this is normal. Please understand, you are just a number to the government. A RFID Chip is the governments means to control you for the rest of your life.
The HR 3962 Bill is an exact copy of the HR 3200 bill in the acceptance of just a few word removed concerning the RFID Microchip but the ability to Chip Every Citizen of the United States is still in the bill.
The RFID Microchip Agenda has been in the works for some time now and most websites who claim they have done the research for you have been paid off or threatened by the government. There are also numerous ‘sources’ that state the Obamacare implant is a hoax.
The Affordable Care Act (the official name for ObamaCare) contains no wording about either a mandatory RFID chip implant or data collection from one. In an older version of the ACA law, the law does discuss data collection from class II devices for postmarket safety and outcomes data, which was not passed, this is where many of the sources saying the Obamacare chip is a hoax is defended by those that claim it could never happen. However, the final version of the ACA does include sections that allow for different types of electronic data collection. It does include ways to transfer medical records between physicians, guidelines on the collection of non-medical data for quality control, new standards for codification, and more.
- RFID chips are real, and there is more than a decade’s worth of legislation pertaining to their use.
- Georgia, California, North Dakota, Wisconsin, and Virginia have all passed legislation that prevents mandatory RFID implantation.
- It’s also worth noting that RFID implants have already become a reality and is something that we, as a nation, need to discuss.
All of the above being said, implanting microchips isn’t something ObamaCare specifically mandates. ObamaCare is a law that anyone can pick up and read. And the law clearly discusses data collection in general, the vagueness of the specifics how electronic data will be collected and how the law was written leaves opportunity for Americans to be forced to have the chips implanted against their will. Kind of the way the whole Affordable Health Care Act was forced on American citizens in the first place.
There has been a tremendous effort to debunk the fact that Obamacare has language referring to implanted chips.
“The Obama Health care bill under Class II (Paragraph 1, Section B) specifically includes ‘‘(ii) a class II device that is implantable.” Then on page 1004 it describes what the term “data” means in paragraph 1, section B:” It goes on to give the information requiring the following:
“Approved by the FDA, a class II implantable device is an ‘implantable radiofrequency transponder system for patient identification and health information.’ The purpose of a class II device is to collect data in medical patients such as claims data, patient survey data, standardized analytic files that allow for the pooling and analysis of data from disparate data environments, electronic health records, and any other data deemed appropriate by the Secretary.”
“This sort of device would be implanted in the majority of people who opt to become covered by the public health care option. With the reform of the private insurance companies, who charge outrageous rates, many people will switch their coverage to a more affordable insurance plan. This means the number of people who choose the public option will increase. This also means the number of people chipped will be plentiful as well. The adults who choose to have a chip implanted are the lucky (yes, lucky) ones in this case. Children who are ‘born in the United States who at the time of birth is not otherwise covered under acceptable coverage’ will be qualified and placed into the CHIP or Children’s Health Insurance Program (what a convenient name). With a name like CHIP it would seem consistent to have the chip implanted into a child. Children conceived by parents who are already covered under the public option will more than likely be implanted with a chip by the consent of the parent. Eventually everyone will be implanted with a chip. And with the price and coverage of the public option being so competitive with the private companies, the private company may not survive.”