At times people barely notice the changes being made in society until it’s too late. Then when they don’t like it, they gather together to protest. But what if by the time they notice the change, they are unable to protest or should I say incapable of doing so. What if their protest is against having their free will taken away from them?
Bit by bit their free will has slowly disappeared right before their eyes. They are aware. They are knowledgeable. Yet, all this is controlled by others; or a selective few. They wish they can go back in time and fix everything; make a different selection and see things for what they are.
Once upon a time, they were free and now they are mentally enslaved. Are you?
What is it like to have technology control you? Did you choose for an easier life? Did you choose to have it all? Or did you choose to be natural and work and be thankful for earning what was naturally given to you?
Maybe you decided to get the implant. The powerful implant that lets you make purchases just by walking into a store, picking up a few products and leaving without dealing with a cash register. It’s that simple when it comes to having a rfid. Did you want simple? Is your life so hard that you can’t deal with the crowded lines? Are you running out of time that you have to rush in and out of the store without taking some human time, when interacting with the clerk?
If you like this kind of life, then you may want to check in on Paul. He subscribed into it when they were giving it away for free. As a matter of fact, he had a family deal. It was an easy deal. A deal that will shape him into the man they want him to be.
Paul wakes up at exactly 6:37am as he has been every day. He takes a shower with the preferable programmed temperature. He thinks it is a bit too hot, the temperature immediately changes to be acceptable.
The convenience of comfort has become a norm, so it’s not a new phenomenon. But have you ever had the convenience of thinking what you want and like a genie, it happens?
He eats his breakfast, cold cereal, and glances at the time on his microwave, to make sure he is not running late. He checks the stove is off before walking out of the house, even though he hasn’t used the stove and don’t need to. It was programmed into his chip to double check for safety.
The taxi cab drives up to him without him flagging it down. The driver has the chip inside of him; which communicated with his chip to pick him up, because he is ready.
Aah yes, everyone has an accent in the big city. There was never a real communication problem though, so why do we need a chip to chip communication? Unless of course, you prefer not to speak to that guy. He looks dirty and full of conversation that you prefer not to hear. No human contact with him please! Just drop me off.
He walks into work without physically clocking in, because his time clock recognizes his chip and records the time. Paul is stopped in the lobby by another employee and they discuss for a half an hour last night’s game. He then goes to his desk to start work.
A half an hour later he goes to the bathroom and while washing his hands he debates with another employee about last night’s exciting game. He spends twenty minutes doing so before returning to his desk. He then side tracks while working, because he receives a call from his mother. She was checking on him and had asked him to drop off some groceries. She is an elderly woman on a fixed income. He assures her that he will. The chip has interacted with the cell phone and records the amount of time he spent speaking to his mother and records their conversation and stores it as backup data.
He continues to do his work for 3 hours before going on his 15 minutes break. He talks with other employees about the game last night and they all go over their 15 minute break. The chip interacts with the other employee’s chips and records how long and where they took a break. One employee has an advanced chip which recorded their verbal conversation.
He returns to his desk and works for another hour before going on his lunch break. He is called in by his supervisor whose chip was used to get data from Paul’s chip. His supervisor warns him about abusing time.
He goes to lunch to a nearby pizza restaurant. While walking there he notices a man on the street yelling out bible scriptures. He sits down while the waitress shows him how to use the new electronic menu at his table. In five minutes after placing the order the waitress brings over his food. Surprise to see the waitress so soon, he decides to himself to give her a big tip. But in fact, his order was projected by the electronic menu machine, which recognized he had entered the restaurant and was skimming over the usual choices. The menu placed his projected order which was confirmed by him and resulted in the kitchen preparing his meal prior to it being placed.
His order is paid using his chip and he leaves. He gets an email confirmation about his payment along with the balance in his account.
Paul frowns because he sees a charge that he didn’t pay for. He was charged for dessert he never ordered and doesn’t have time to return to the restaurant to dispute it. He decides not to, since the dessert cost less than $5.
A little tip for the waitress and another tip for the corporation.
His wife Roberta calls him on the way back to work. She tells him that their minister called and was asking why he hasn’t showed up at church in the last two Sundays. She says that the minister is worried that Paul is straying from the church. The minister has been notified by the chip that Paul has made trips to an erotic store and to a strip club. His wife tells him that the minister is worried about the kinds of friends he’s keeping.
That’s when he freezes. If his wife finds out about his extracurricular activities, that’s it. Is the minister blackmailing him? Why is he calling his wife?
Paul realizes that the chip has a sharing component to high ranking officials or influential people, giving them authority over lower ranking people. Paul’s new mission is to move up the ranks so that his information doesn’t get shared to too many people. That’s what he’s thinking.
When he returns to work, Paul is summoned to speak to the supervisor again. He tells the supervisor that he was not late from lunch and was actually early returning to work. He recommends to his supervisor that he should have his early return reflected on his record to offset any other time of overage. His supervisor says, there is no such policy and that the lunch time is a fixed 1 hour whether he takes it all or not. He tells Paul that that is not why he has been called in. He says that he is aware that Paul is interested in moving up into a higher position. He tells Paul that there is no open position at the company in the foreseeable future and that he should be happy he has a job.
Holy Sh..! Really? No advancement, because they know you’re trying. Life is fair, isn’t it?
Paul is infuriated over the meeting and decides to remove the implanted RFID chip. He goes to a local health center at the hospital to ask for it to be removed. The health center gives him a form to fill out where he needs permission from his job and government agencies to have it removed. He learns that since he voluntarily implanted the chip and has been using it for quite some time, that it forced these organizations to engage with the chip which costs them additional expenses. These companies would have to know that he is being removed off of the technology, analyze the cost that he has incurred and may charge him for the cost during the time he has used the chip. Paul is surprised because he wasn’t advised that there was a reimbursed cost associated with it, since it was given out free of charge as a choice.
He goes home as a sad soul for they estimated the cost being more than he can possibly pay. Moreover, his wife and children are also on the chip. He doesn’t believe he can pay his mortgage and other bills and pay for the reimbursed cost of the chip, which amounts to more than his mortgage. He was not aware of the consequences. He was told that everyone was made aware of it. Nevertheless, he does not remember, because the chip had interfered with his synapses and had affected his selective memory after immediate implant.
He decides to sue, but doesn’t know how or who to sue because it was a free implant by choice. He realizes he is completely liable for making a bad choice. The company of the RFID chip ensures that it has governmental approval and that the device is not at all faulty.
Paul wakes up at exactly 6:37 am.
Paul feels a little dizzy. Paul had a very nice dream that he was living another life; a vacation away from reality which helps him escape his real life stress.
It was on the news that someone from another country had hacked into the government database.
So now that you’ve checked in on Paul, you’ve decided Paul isn’t the way to go. After all who wants to be controlled like that by a chip that put you in debt for life. It’s not what Paul signed up for and his wife and children didn’t either. You have to wonder if there are any laws put into place to protect people like Paul, but if the majority of the people in society has the chip who would enforce the laws that protects them when the chip is preventing them from do so?
Let’s move on to George. George doesn’t have the chip. He didn’t get the free implant, because he believes nothing in life is free.
George wakes up at exactly 7:30 am. Rushes out of bed, takes a shower and runs to the subway station to catch the next train. He doesn’t have time to sit down and eat breakfast, so he buys a muffin at the newsstand. As he munches on his muffin, he calls his job to let them know that the train was late and he may be late; lying to his boss. His boss tells him it’s okay, he knows how the trains are like.
George punches the time clock with his id badge and goes to his desk to begin work. His friend walks up to him at his desk and talks to him about last night’s game. His boss is out of the office, so they continue to talk for about an hour when his boss enters the department. His friend changes the subject about work and tells George that he will see him later. George emails his report, that he did yesterday, to his boss. The report was due this morning, but George finished early and goofed off the rest of the time without notice. His boss gives him another project to do for another report with a new due date.
George plays a game on his cell phone without notice at his desk for a half an hour then decides to go to the bathroom, when he suspects that his boss is walking over to his desk. He plays the game in the bathroom in his stall for another 15 minutes before returning to his desk. His game was online with a friend of his.
George takes 4 smoke breaks and a 15 minute break before he decides to go to lunch. He meets his friend at a nearby restaurant; the same friend he was playing an online game with. They order with the electronic menu and waits 20 minutes to get their food. They eat for 15 minutes and leaves a small tip, because they didn’t have time to finish their meal and had to get back to work.
George’s wife Dot called and said that she bumped into the minister who insists that they attend church this Sunday. George tells her not to call him at work over that or anything like that. He tells her if it’s not an emergency, not to bother him. She yells at him over the phone and curses him out. He hangs up on her. His friend laughs at the conversation. George laughs with him as they went to their own departments.
George hands in his report late with the intention to get his supervisor in trouble with the CEO. He found out his supervisor was taking credit for his work. He sabotages his report with errors. When his supervisor presents the report to the CEO later, the room of people in the meeting finds out the report has many errors. The supervisor gets fired and George moves into the position by presenting an impressive report to the CEO.
George wakes up at exactly 6:45 am and heads out to work to impress the CEO by being on time and ready for his new job. He hears the news that there was a hacking of government data. He shakes his head thankful that he doesn’t work for that department in the government.
George uses his natural wit to manipulate his lifestyle, taking advantage of the people around him. He doesn’t need a chip to prevent him from doing so. It’s the way most people want, where free will dominates. But there is still the question of what’s fair. If George lives in the same society as Paul, and Paul is being controlled, doesn’t it give way for George to take advantage of the people that’s being controlled?
The telephone rings and his friend tells him that some of the implanted people are acting weird. George decides with his friend to take advantage of the opportunity that has been presented to them. They decide to manipulate people’s finances through hacking into the implanted chip and become filthy rich from the government errors.
It wasn’t long when George decided to chip his wife. Her nagging was interfering with his investments. A nice candlelight dinner will do. Her favorite vegetarian dish, some wine and then a pack with her to be the richest, powerful wife she is destined to be; after her implant that will shape her in society.
With the understanding of these two lives, most people will choose to opt out of being a cyborg. Yet, there are some that would rather not know that they are being controlled and accept the cyborg life with that in mind. There’s a factor that no one wants to be an outsider and alienated from society. Just imagine if the majority of the country you lived in was mainly cyborg populated, would you be feel okay with not being included?
What are you willing to sacrifice?