Apparently a tech company called Chaotic Moon is looking to take advantage of the 20% of humans who already have a proclivity toward tattoos. For the rest? An appeal to safety and security, of course, and an assurance that a future offering could be a “Band-Aid-like package.”
Chaotic Moon’s dual-purpose tattoo is comprised of electro conductive ink embedded with sensors and microchips. Here is the reasoning why this product is so desirable according to one of the developers, Eric Schneider, who mentions the banking aspect to CBSNewYork:
“We carry wallets around and they are so vulnerable (more vulnerable than millions of people getting hacked at once? – N.W.). With the tech tattoo you can carry all your information on your skin and when you want your credit card information or your ID, you can pull that up automatically through the system,” he said.
And the medical:
“Rather than going to the doctor once a year for your physical, this tech tattoo can be something you put on your body once a year and it monitors everything that they would do in a physical and it sends that to your doctor, and if there’s an issue they can call you,” Schneider said. “So the tech tattoos can really tie in everything into one package. It can look at early signs of fever, your vital signs, heart rate, everything it needs to look at to notify you that you’re getting sick or your child is getting sick.”
We already have seen an uptick in new biometric security measures being rolled out for policing, travel and banking. Much of these measures – as well as what is being planned by Chaotic Moon – are tied to a smartphone, which we have learned ad nauseum is anything but secure.
At the heart of developments like this is the concept of predictive modeling and, more specifically, the move toward predictive healthcare – either through chip implants or through smartphone/app connections that can monitor vital signs as well as mental health and transfer warnings to medical professionals. The tech tattoo, according to Chaotic Moon, is “total integration.”
For those who may doubt that this will ever become more than a novelty for tech-heads, Jon Rappoport has documented that Obamacare offers the framework to bring predictive medicine into a wider reality that very well could become a requirement.
Managed Care has published an article, “More Data in Health Care Will Enable Predictive Modeling Advances.”
Here are two key quotes:
“Predictive modeling (PM) has grown to be a linchpin of care management. Health plans, integrated delivery systems, and other health care organizations (HCOs) increasingly channel their patients to interventions based in part on what they deduce from predictive models that have traditionally been run against databases of administrative claims. In this arena, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) [Obamacare] is likely to exert a profound effect.”
“…a growing number of health care experts, including the Care Continuum Alliance, see predictive modeling as an opportunity to prevent [disease] complications, control [hospital] readmissions, generate more precise diagnoses and treatments, predict risk, and control costs for a more diverse array of population segments than previously attempted.”
It becomes an irresistible justification to cut costs and track enrollees in the new authoritarian healthcare system that is truly (micro)managed.
Our tech-driven world has also trained the mass majority of us to elect convenience while ignoring the potential privacy risks. In fact, we ignore the privacy risks which are already documented. Each day brings a wave of stories about identity theft, hacks of software and hardware (like vehicles), government intrusion upon our personal data and security breaches of the promised unbreakable type.
We’ve also been sold the concept that tracking=security in our personal lives, with features like chip implants for pets and a range of tracking apps to ensure you never lose your children, as well as a range of wearables for entertainment and fitness tracking.
However, what at first seems sensible is moving down the slipperiest of slopes into areas most couldn’t have imagined. This is no longer the personal choice about how to apply tech to one’s own body or family, but is now becoming a system where government agencies take the role of parent, and we-the-people become children. Most troubling of all is that it likely will be mandated unless there is mass opposition.
Please take a look at the video below from Chaotic Moon and leave your comments below.