As Beginning and End has detailed, society is becoming more and more indoctrinated into the acceptance, use and desire of RFID microchips as a regular part of life. All the while the dangers of the intrusion into one’s privacy are not taken into account as serious issues. Even those in favor of the RFID pills openly acknowledge the privacy issues involved:
“About half of all people don’t take medications like they’re supposed to,” says Eric Topol, director of the Scripps Translational Science Institute in La Jolla,California. “This device could be a solution to that problem, so that doctors can know when to rev up a patient’s medication adherence.” Topol is not affiliated with the company that manufactures the device, Proteus Digital Health in Redwood City,California, but he embraces the sensor’s futuristic appeal, saying, “It’s like big brother watching you take your medicine.”
Now “big brother” will have a person’s full medical profile, current health status and location all stored on a computer network and tracked real time.