Microchipping children will soon be the norm, says a report from NBC.
In recent years we have seen technology advance towards this once futuristic idea.
The idea of microchipping has been met with divisive opinion, as some feel it is a great leap into the future, while others have raised concerns over government spying taking advantage of the technology.
The NBC report claims that microchipping will happen ‘sooner rather than later’ and we can expect our children to be met with the procedure.
One of the positives of microchipping was voiced by mother Steffany Rodroguez-Neely who experienced a brief moment of horror when she lost her daughter, to find that she was hiding behind a clothes rack.
Microchipping would be the end to such parental worries with the advent of microchipping, putting an end to what Steffany described as “every parent’s nightmare when you can’t find your child.”
But Steffany’s opinion has been met with criticism by other mothers who feel that implanting a child is a cruel exploit.
Kerri Levey from Tampa Bay Moms Group said:
“You’re putting a battery in your kid, you’re putting a chip in your kid. And, where does it stop,” and “Where? It’s going too far. This is a child we’re talking about.”
Child kidnapping is a huge worry for parents especially in this seemingly ever dangerous world, and microchipping would put to bed this fear for many parents.
“If a small chip the size of a grain of rice could have prevented a tragedy, I think most parents would have said, I think I would have done it,”
While the idea of microchipping might seem to some a step too far into advanced technology, technology specialist Stuart Lipoff urged people not to be too wary of it.
“When barcodes first came out in the late 1960s, people were appalled.
They were wary of them and did not understand the concept. Today, it is so commonplace, we don’t even notice it. A microchip would work much in the same way,”