Microchips worth 100 euros have already begun to be implanted in people in Europe. Anyone can scan them with a smartphone and find out if the carriers are vaccinated.
Hannes Sjoblad, head of the Swedish startup Dsruptive Subdermals, which developed the subcutaneous microchip to display vaccination against COVID-19, said the technology should be widely used, despite public criticism.
Despite widespread criticism based on fears of a dystopian slide into a “Big Brother” society, the CEO of the tech startup tried to dispel those concerns during an interview with the British newspaper Express.
Hannes Sjoblad is the CEO of Dsruptive Subdermals, which has created a 2-by-16-millimeter microchip and offers it to people under the skin, especially those in the European Union. When scanning, the device will display on the screens of mobile smartphones PDF-document with information about vaccination of the carrier or a positive test for coronavirus. The implant costs about 100 euros.
The project caused a stir and a lot of criticism on social networks, some users criticized the method of invasiveness, ie the need to penetrate the body. A spokesman for Dsruptive Subdermals said in an interview that chipping should become more widespread in the future.
“This technology exists and is used, whether we like it or not. I am glad that it has been the subject of general discussion, new technologies need to be widely discussed and understood. Smart implants are a powerful technology for health. This is what we create at DSruptive, and our goal is to transform healthcare on a global scale,” Hannes Sjoblad said.
He added that the information from the microchip will be available to anyone. For example, people around you can use smartphones to check if a carrier has been vaccinated against coronavirus. According to the developer, the implants are not designed to track people, can not transmit location data and work only when scanning with a smartphone.
“They don’t have a battery. They can’t transmit a signal on their own. So they’re mostly passive, dormant,” Dsruptive Subdermals said.
He also revealed that the company aims to work with governments to “transform healthcare globally”.
Sjobald revealed the real purpose of the chip, which is to act as a medical ID to determine if a person is allowed to enter a movie theater or supermarket.
“For example, if I go to the cinema or to a mall, then people will be able to check my status even if I do not have my phone,” he said.
And all this will be done “for the general good”.
These microchips are forerunner with the dystopia that Klaus Schwab and the World Economic Forum he leads dream of realizing with the implants necessary for the “fusion of man and machine,” which is part of what they call Society 5.0.
This is the idea of a society in which access to property will be the lot of well-connected multinationals, which puts the individual in a weak position.
This newest Swedish chip seems completely innocent compared to the risks associated with the ambitions of Alphabet ( Google’s parent company ) and other companies to introduce smart nanoparticles into the human body.