Orwellian future people inserting microchips is gathering steam.
And it is in Sweden that the inserting of microchips under one’s skin is happening quickly.
And that practice raises a question that was posed by the author George Orwell.
Big Brother is a fictional character and symbol in his novel Nineteen Eighty-Four.
Big Brother is the leader of Oceania, a totalitarian state.
“Always eyes watching you and the voice enveloping you. Asleep or awake, indoors or out-of-doors, in the bath or bed no escape. Nothing was your own except the few cubic centimeters in your skull.”
So why would people insert microchips under their skins?
The chips are designed to speed up users’ daily routines.
And make their lives more convenient.
Accessing their homes, offices and gyms is as easy as swiping their hands against digital readers.
These chips also can be used to store emergency contact details, social media profiles or e-tickets for events and you can even travel by train within Sweden.
Orwellian Future People Inserting Microchips
Once the chip is underneath your skin, there is no longer any need to worry about misplacing a card or carrying a heavy wallet
The chips are the size of a grain of rice.
Typically they are inserted into the skin just above each user’s thumb.
A syringe is used just like when you receive a vaccination.
The company that provides the chip service says it can’t keep up with demand.
Swedes are lining up to get the chips.
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