Implanting Computer Chips in Kids? Not In Mine!
Talk about intervention during childbirth! No way would I have let any doctor implant a chip in my kids.
The Circle is a new novel by Dave Eggers that takes on technology's infringement on privacy - including the implantation of tracking devices in children.
From a Nov. 7, 2013 NPR review by Barbara J. King: [S]et at a California computer company, a cult of connection is slowly taking over the United States and spreading around the globe. An evolving cultural preference for constant sharing by way of computer and camera is turning any citizen's wish for privacy into a scorned, misanthropic secrecy.
(Read the entire review: http://www.npr.org/blogs/13.7/2013/11/07/243268350/tag-him-track-him-hug-him-love-him)
But the idea of micro-chipping children may be a whole lot older than the computer age. Concerned that these chips could be the mark of the beast from the book of Revelation, Virginia's House of Delegates took matters into its own hands, outlawing the practice of micro-chipping children back in 2010. Support for the measure was overwhelming.
Here's a quote from a March 16, 2010, article from USC's Religion Dispatches Magazine: Last month, Virginia lawmaker Mark Cole, a Fredericksburg Republican, sponsored a bill in the House of Delegates to prohibit the involuntary implantation of microchips into human beings. “My understanding—I’m not a theologian—but there’s a prophecy in the Bible that says you’ll have to receive a mark, or you can neither buy nor sell things in end times,” said Cole. “Some people think these computer chips might be that mark.”
In spite of some ridicule, Cole’s bill passed the Virginia House of Delegates by an overwhelming 88-9 majority—because, as his fellow Republican David B. Albo opined, “The fact that some people who support it are a little wacky doesn’t make it a bad idea."