The World Economic Forum (WEF) published an article proposing that there are “solid, rational reasons” for implanting children with microchips.
The controversial claim came in an opinion piece on human “augmentation” penned by Kathleen Philips, VP of Research and Development at Interuniversity Microelectronics Centre (imec), which she opened with a starry-eyed vision of children acquiring “superpowers” via tech aids.
While Philips admitted that human-enhancing technologies such as chip implants can be hacked, opening up the dystopian possibility that our body and mind could be influenced by outer forces, she argued that the implantation of children, for example, is desirable for “safety” reasons, since it allows parents to track their location.
The scope of tech augmentation includes not only aids to restore disabled functions like hearing or walking, but technology that enhances “completely healthy” people as well, such as “night goggles” and “brain-computer interfaces,” Philips explained. Read more…