Wednesday, October 2, 2013

I bet there are people alive today who aren't aware they have tracking chips inside them

Bruce Willis in 12 Monkeys
We've all read a book or seen a movie or TV show based in some abstract future time when humans have tracking devices installed inside them involuntarily (usually the hero/protagonist figures out how to remove it about 3/4 of the way through in order to escape/defeat the bad guys).  I don't think that's the future; in fact I'd be willing to bet my life savings that it already exists.  I've had this theory for a while now, and before you call me crazy, hear me out.  I'm not paranoid about a ridiculous government-based spy conspiracy going on, and I don't believe there are some sort of high-tech military assassin people born in laboratories either.  Here's why I'm sure it's been done:

Somewhere in Mexico or the Middle East there is an insanely wealthy drug lord or prince who had a baby, and feared greatly for the safety of their newborn.  What better way to to assuage all your worries of kidnapping than to put a tracking chip in your child?  It you've got unlimited funds, access to the technology, and doctors of questionable ethics available, what's to stop you?  Reading back that last sentence, I'm wondering what the odds are it hasn't even happened here?

If you're confused about the photo, in the film 12 Monkeys Bruce Willis' character cut out his own teeth because he thought that's how "the scientists" were keeping tabs on him.  It's a great movie that really makes you think, however this particular scene led to one hysterical line (PG-13 language):


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