The World Economic Forum (WEF) is attempting to normalize is the idea of implanting microchips into humans.
They have suggested that there are ways to “ethically make these amazing technologies a part of our lives” and are making a case for implanting tracking chips into children.
Parents should view the implanting of chips into their children as a “solid, rational” move according to a blog post about augmented reality (AR) on the WEF’s website.
Activist post reports: Like in many of WEF’s other takes on the future of various types of technology, the emphasis is put on inserting the “right,” i.e., its own “vision” in the direction these should be developing, : with the inevitable mention of undefined society stakeholders who will hold the key to the ethics issue of it all.
The WEF is talking up the allegedly broad usefulness of AR going forward in fields such as healthcare, education, and professional settings, with the underpinning notion of providing guidelines as to how to “ethically” regulate this vast potential power – and therefore, when all’s said and done, control it.
The WEF calls AR and similar tech transformative – but in need of “the right support, vision, and audacity.”
Once again it isn’t at all clear why “audacity” is thrown in, unless it is a euphemism to sell some pretty outrageous “visions” that the WEF is expressing, such as replacing drugs with brain implants that will manipulate the body with electrical pulses, and pairing all sorts of chips put into humans through surgery, with sensors one might find in a chair.
And so, with the human and the chair “seamlessly integrated,” the quality of life across the board shoots up, the Davos-based group promises.
“As scary as chip implants may sound, they form part of a natural evolution that wearables once underwent. Hearing aids or glasses no longer carry a stigma,” the blog post reads. “They are accessories and are even considered a fashion item. Likewise, implants will evolve into a commodity.”
But critics of these trends say their opposition has nothing to do with “stigmas” – rather with serious concerns about civil rights, privacy, and the very concept of human autonomy.
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