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?