Gavin Chait Religious Fallout

I remember this fear from school. Most religious fundamentalists would see this as Revelations worst predictions - the "number of the beast" and (sing along) "It's the end of the world as we know it ...". However, it does solve the incredibly tricky problem of biometrics. I think that good biometric devices are likely to be developed faster than human beings are likely to accept being implanted with a chip.
Posted: 26 August 2003 at 00:00

Wolfgang Grulke Scientists tap into brain's power

This was the headline in today's USA Today (Monday 11 October 2004) - "A 25-year-old quadriplegic sits in a wheelchair with wires coming out of a bottle-cap-size conector stuck in his skull. The wires run from 100 tiny sensors implanted in his brain and out to a computer. Using just his thoughts...he is playing the computer game Pong". This is a report on some new trials being run by Cyberkinetics. Still sounds quite 'messy', but we're on the way.
Posted: 11 October 2004 at 16:37

Wolfgang Grulke Mexico's Attorney General gets implanted

In a bold bid to help fight corruption, Rafael Macedo de la Concha had an RFID chip implanted in his arm in July 2004. Read more in Wired October 2004 'Dumbing down smart objects'.
Posted: 1 November 2004 at 18:33

Wolfgang Grulke Patients get 999 chip implants

The Sunday Times article today reports on Imperial College scientists planning to implant chips in patients to help them monitor chronic conditions - the chip includes a Pdentium processor just 2mmm square.,,2087-1650905,00.html
Posted: 12 June 2005 at 16:44

Wolfgang Grulke US Passports will get identity chips

The Wall Street Journal reported on 28 October 2005 that, effective October 2006, all new US passports will include an RFID chip to store all the information in the passport.

Well, it's not quite an in-body chip yet, but that is the next step. Why have the paper document at all if the information is contained on the chip anyway? Put it under the skin, Uncle Sam!
Posted: 29 October 2005 at 08:37

Wolfgang Grulke Update from the Economist

Posted: 16 May 2007 at 13:45

Wolfgang Grulke Twitter by thinking

University of Wisconsin's Adam Wilson tweets by EEG signals!

Also reda his Twitter log...

Posted: 19 November 2009 at 04:29

Doug Vining RE: Twitter by thinking

This holds promise for the SEVENTH SENSE scenario, where you can send your friends updates just by thinking about it, and read their replies on your augmented reality specs.
Posted: 19 November 2009 at 06:18

Wolfgang Grulke It's happening and making the news!

BBC News 20 May 2010: Robot arm controlled by the mind

Christian Kandlbauer can drive a car using a mind-controlled robotic limb.
Posted: 30 May 2010 at 19:00

Wolfgang Grulke Mind control of devices another step closer

Medical science is often at the forefront of applying new tech. How long before active control of media and communications devices by in-body chips?
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Posted: 13 February 2011 at 11:10

Wolfgang Grulke So, what's the next step...

...why not microchip all of us? Inconceivable? Our 2004 MindBullet started us thinking...and this weekend even Jeremy Clarkson gave the idea his tongue-in-cheek support. Sorry we can't link you to the article, it's behind Murdoch's paywall.
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Posted: 10 February 2013 at 20:44

Wolfgang Grulke In-body and wearable electronics come one step closer

MindBullets scenarios have an uncanny knack of pondering on to inevitable realities. Take this case in point - a combination of advances in flexible and in-body electronics.
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Posted: 11 March 2013 at 11:27

Doug Vining Getting chipped

We're all used to having our pets, and other valuable animals, chipped so that they can be identified if they get lost. At FutureWorld we have for more than a decade pointed out that some people are prepared to put RFID chips into their bodies for a suitable reward, like access to the VIP lounges at a nightclub.

But here is a recent story where a BBC writer volunteers to get chipped, as part of an experiment, but office workers are doing it to make office life more convenient, in Sweden.
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Posted: 12 February 2015 at 11:18

Doug Vining Chipping yourself like a Swede

Fourteen years ago, we published a #MindBullets scenario about embedding chips in our bodies, to make our lives easier and more convenient. Many thought that this idea would not be embraced by people, because of privacy and invasiveness, but in Sweden these days it's all the rage!
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Posted: 23 October 2018 at 14:56
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