‘Solid’ reasons to microchip kids – WEF

An article on the institution’s website makes the case for implant technologies

Human implant technologies will soon become a commodity, a blog post published on the World Economic Forum’s website last week suggests, arguing that there are “solid, rational”There are many reasons to microchipping children.

The author, Vice President R&D of the Interuniversity Microelectronics Center (IMEC) Kathleen Philips, argues that augmented reality technology “has the ability to transform society and individual lives”Even though it sounds strange “scary,”The same will be done. “natural evolution”Wearable technology.

“Hearing aids or glasses no longer carry a stigma. Implants are now fashionable fashion accessories. Likewise, implants will evolve into a commodity,“Sie wrote.

Philips thinks an augmented society will eventually be commonplace. The real issue is how to regulate it. “The limits on implants are going to be set by ethical arguments rather than scientific capacity.”

Here’s an example: “ethical”Regulation, the author raises the issue of microchips for children. “There are solid, rational reasons for it, like safety,”It might not be for everyone, she wrote. “bridge too far.”

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Philips states who will supervise the ethical standards governing such technology use. “ethics should not be preached from an academic ivory tower.” 

“Overarching or independent institutions should guide policymakers and researchers in the augmented society on the do’s and dont’s and help build the ethical framework on societal aspects of augmented reality technology,”Sie wrote.

Philips cites two examples of this regulation: the Council of Europe recently released a strategy action plan to address issues raised by neurotechnologies. The Rathenau Institute was also established by the Dutch government and aims at assessing the effects of technology on people’s lives.

Klaus Schwab of World Economic Forum has already suggested that there might soon be “a new” economic forum. “fourth industrial revolution,”This will “lead to a fusion of our physical, digital and biological identity.”



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