Just because we can, doesn’t mean we should

U.S. Military Seeking Implantable Microchips in Soldiers

Some years ago, a wise and seasoned fellow writer told me, “Just because you can, doesn’t mean you should.” She was referring to the writing trade and the danger of over-extending oneself. As time has gone by, I’ve found Anne’s words to be true in most situations, especially in the technology fields.

When I noticed the article linked below, “U.S. Military Seeking Implantable Microchips in Soldiers,” a chill went down my spine, and I heard Anne’s words echo again, “Just because we can, doesn’t mean we should.” I encourage you to read the full article and would love to receive your comments on this topic. I’ve heard many people – military as well as non-military – who say that military developments eventually (or not-so-eventually) make their way into the general population and can cite many examples. That makes microchipping soldiers a civilian concern.

Could there be advantages to using nano-technology on our U.S. Military, or could it pose a Big Brother threat to the general population? What do you think?

 

 

 

http://www.thenewamerican.com/tech/computers/item/11286-us-military-seeking-implantable-microchips-in-soldiers

2 Comments

  1. I don’t believe they should put chips in anyone. Also, what ever happened to God’s will in things. People do not believe in God and after life and so they think they can run things and never die… Sad in my opinion.

  2. Debbie,
    Your point about people no longer believing in an afterlife is excellent. I initially didn’t like that (lack of belief in the afterlife) with the drive for innovation in nanotechnology, but I can see it now. Thanks for bringing that up.

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