The Good and Bad Behind Human Microchipping

By Jhene A

Since the very first mention of human microchipping, it’s been thought that 2020 would be the year that the idea came to light and, in countries like Sweden, it has. Sweden has seen a surprising number of millennials and tech-savvy individuals volunteering to be microchipped. But why? What are the benefits? The drawbacks? Let’s find out!

Benefits: Easy Identification

One of the biggest benefits is that anyone with a microchip can be identified by doing nothing more than walking past a microchip reader. This means that carrying around ID would become a thing of the past.

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Accessible Medical History

With a microchip, medical history is at the fingertips of medical professionals. By scanning the microchip, professionals can access your antibiotics history, hospital visits, and other important health-related information. 

Safer Firearms

One of the features of microchips is a special technology that makes it impossible for anyone other than the registered owner to fire his or her weapons. If you don’t have the microchip of the owner, the gun simply won’t fire.

Drawbacks: Possible Health Risk

Like a bullet lodged into the flesh, microchips can, in some cases, migrate throughout the body. This can become a medical emergency within a matter of minutes if the microchip moves to an unfavourable location.

Compromise Personal Information

Microchips hold a ton of personal information. This makes them a target for anyone with bad intentions – all one would have to do was find a microchip reader and use it to narrow down a target.