The US Navy has held talks with “Transhumanist” and presidential candidate Zoltan Istvan, who told Radio Sputnik about the US military’s concerns.
Last week it emerged that US naval officers have held discussions with Zoltan Istvan of the Transhumanist political party, who is also running as a candidate for the US presidency.
He advocates fitting human beings with technology, including microchips, to boost brain power or enhance physical attributes.
Istvan himself has a microchip in his hand that he uses to give out business cards, send text messages, or start his car.
He told Radio Sputnik that the US navy wanted to discuss the possibility of implanting humans with chips fitted with global positioning (GPS) technology, and said that in the near future many people will want to be fitted with chips.
“The US Navy is interested in implants of course because they want to know where their soldiers are in the field, and it’s not always useful to have a tracking device strapped onto the wrist or to their clothing.”
“You inject these chips in yourself, it’s just a 30- or 60-second procedure, the chips are so small they go in through a needle, they’re literally the size of a grain of rice so right now that’s one of the things I’m trying to do, is get the US government and official institutions like the Navy to start discussing it and creating policies around it.”
Full article: ‘Within Ten Years 50% of Americans Will Be Chipped’ – Tech Pioneer (Sputnik News)