Ted Bauman recently wrote an article in which he discussed the new idea of getting chipped. He decided to write an article about this topic because a friend of his wrote an article saying that you should get chipped. Ted Bauman writes The Bauman Letter for Banyan Hill Publishing. His friend is Paul Mampilly, who also writes a newsletter for Banyan Hill PUblishing. Although Ted Bauman says that he agrees with Paul Mampilly on many issues, he does not agree with him on this one. He thinks that Paul Mampilly is wrong. Learn more about Ted Bauman for more info.
Why? Well, Paul Mampilly does make a good argument for getting a microchip implanted in your body. It will help everyone who has it, and it will make life a lot easier for them. They will be able to use it to pay for stuff and get around, without having to worry about leaving their wallet behind. They may be able to use for getting on an airplane without having to worry about leaving their passport behind (though using it to get on an airplane is not yet a viable option, there is no saying whether or not it may be approved by the government in the future if more and more people start using microchips.
Paul Mampilly says that there has always been skepticism about new technological advances. He points to Facebook, email, and even printing, which were also opposed at the outset. He says that the same applies to microchips.
However, says Ted Bauman, there is no way you can say with any degree of certainty that these things have not done harm as well as good. Facebook has certainly changed the way we communicate. But is it all for the good? People spend less time talking with other people in person. People who use social media a lot tend to be more likely to be lonely and depressed. Facebook has given a voice to many people who have racist or divisive views, as we have seen during the course of the last election. Nobody is arguing that email was not a great advancement, but it has reduced the quality of conversations and communication between people.
The problem with microchips, in Ted Bauman’s opinion, is that they have the capacity to be abused. Through surveillance techniques, people can be watched and tracked through their chip. Hackers can also exploit it. Follow: https://twitter.com/TedBaumanGuru