A Danish man claims a microchip was implanted during surgery for a stabbed lung.
23 years after the surgery, X-rays revealed a metal fragment resembling an RFID chip present in his body.
RFID chips, or radio-frequency identification chips, use radio waves to transfer data.
The man claims the microchip caused him to hear voices and lead an abnormal life. He would regularly feel uneasy and cough up blood, and strangers would talk to him for no reason:
(I) also discovered and experienced that strange people on the streets would approach and speak to (me) about strange subject matters or pass strange irrelevant comments
The man, whose name is Mogens Tindhof Honore, underwent surgery at Mount Elizabeth Hospital in 2011 to remove the suspected chip.
Is it really a microchip?
Honore’s implant dates back to 1988, and considering the size of computers at that time, it’s unlikely chips small enough to fit inside a human body yet existed. But over 20 years later, super tiny microchips do exist, and as technology continues to evolve, it becomes increasingly likely these small objects could be used for devious purposes.
How would chips implanted in a person be used?
The chips can be used for tracking individuals. When combined with a biometric database, any person could be located with a simple search.
The Indian government is already well underway building a biometric database of its citizens, and it’s feared other governments will start doing the same.