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Nov 26

Brazil Receives First Samples of ‘amateur’ Implantable Biochip – Sales Begin in 2014

Several studies have linked the implantable chips with the appearance of tumors in animals. Even so, FDA approved the use of microchips in humans in 2004. Some years later, the VeriChip, emerging on market, has discontinued the development of this type of chip, which has not stopped some amateur “enthusiasts” go on with their deployment testing of microchips in humans.

On countries like USA, Canada and some on EU, the testing of biochips is relatively a old news. About 3,000 people worldwide already have some sort of chip implanted. And now arrived in Brazil. The numbers just tend to grow up!

The news below is about one of these enthusiasts, Amal Graafstra. The article missed cite several studies that show the link between the implantable chips and cancer, which can be seen further below.

Check at the end of this post an excerpt of an article from the Washington Times about the studies linking the implantable chip to tumors (at 1997! Imagine on today…).

It would be interesting to know who is behind, funding Amal Graafstra.

Leaving our conspiratorial sense fly just a little, after the failure of a large company (VeriChip/PositiveID) in convincing the general public to test or use the chip, maybe would be not more easy convincing through smaller initiatives and apparently a little less capitalist?!

 

O Tempo: Belo Horizonte will test chip that makes hand turn a universal remote

Imagine a future without keys, passwords, barcodes and yet with privacy and security. This evolution is already very close to becoming a reality. Within three weeks, will come to Belo Horizonte a novelty that will replace all those instruments: a chip implanted under the skin, with multiple functions. The sale is expected to begin in February 2014.

The device, which measures about 2 mm – about the size of a grain of rice – was developed by american Amal Graafstra. He wanted to access his office more easily. Since 2005, he has a chip in each hand.

In this case, the place chosen for the implantation was between the thumb and the forefinger. An easily accessible region, since the chip works on radiofrequency, compatible with Near Field Communication (NFC). Such technology allows short distance communication between devices without the use of additional wires and configurations, only approaching the hand to the chip reader.

Thus, the device allows human interaction with various systems in everyday life, such as unlocking doors, access phones, login on computers and connecting vehicles. Moreover, it facilitates the sharing of contacts, YouTube videos, Facebook pages and other social networking functions.

Assistance: As it requires little movements to meet the needs of the user, the chip could benefit people with disabilities.

The biochip can also be used for other purposes like paying bills, or any other situation in which people, animals or plants need to be identified says Ewerson Guimarães, one of the founders of Area 31 Hackerspace, community open and collaborative laboratory located in Belo Horizonte, which enabled the arrival of the first biochip the country.

Thank to a partnership, researchers of Area 31 Hackerspace will test the use of the biochip also for home automation, (lighting control of the house, for example) Identification and monitoring.

Several people have already expressed interest in testing the novelty and become “cyborgs” – short for “cybernetic organism – ie a human or animal with organic and electronic parts, said Guimaraes.

By being coated with a resistant biocompatible glass, having no battery and have little amount of alloy , the device doesn’t need to be exchanged or undergo maintenance, says the scientist.

In the state capital of Minas Gerais, one of the focuses of the research is to increase the storage capacity of data which is today 144 bytes per chip.

One of our challenges is to increase the amount of data that can be stored without physically altering the biochip , but this challenge is well underway” he says.

To know more about Area 31 Hackerspace: www.area31.net.br

How works

Skin

Skin: The implantation of the chip should only be done under supervision . The process takes 5-10 seconds and is like putting a piercing . The wound healing can take up to four weeks. A doctor can remove it if necessary.

 

Interview with Amal Graafstra

How did the idea of the implantable chip and what was your purpose?

In short, I wanted to have easy access to my office door. The radio frequency identification was the best choice, but I do not wanted to carry a card, and implant (a chip) made more sense.

How did this partnership with Brazilian researchers?

I met the Area 31 Hackerspace when I contacted to inform them about the campaign (of the biochip). They had understood the potential of this technology and have expressed a serious interest. We are discussing other possible uses, including encryption and data compression methods with much enthusiasm.

Is there any contraindication for the implantation of the chip?

Contraindications would be by the age – only adults should deploy – and physical health . People who are sick should not get a biochip implant, which can increase the risk of infection.

What is the countries where this technology is already available?

There are other technologies with radio frequency identification , but the biochip will be the first implantable device fully compatible with Near Field Communication (NFC) in the world.

 

The Washington Post: Chip Implants Linked to Animal Tumors

When the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved implanting microchips in humans, the manufacturer said it would save lives, letting doctors scan the tiny transponders to access patients’ medical records almost instantly. The FDA found “reasonable assurance” the device was safe, and a sub-agency even called it one of 2005’s top “innovative technologies.”

But neither the company nor the regulators publicly mentioned this: A series of veterinary and toxicology studies, dating to the mid-1990s, stated that chip implants had “induced” malignant tumors in some lab mice and rats.

“The transponders were the cause of the tumors,” said Keith Johnson, a retired toxicologic pathologist, explaining in a phone interview the findings of a 1996 study he led at the Dow Chemical Co. in Midland, Mich.

Leading cancer specialists reviewed the research for The Associated Press and, while cautioning that animal test results do not necessarily apply to humans, said the findings troubled them. Some said they would not allow family members to receive implants, and all urged further research before the glass-encased transponders are widely implanted in people.

To date, about 2,000 of the so-called radio frequency identification, or RFID, devices have been implanted in humans worldwide, according to VeriChip Corp. The company, which sees a target market of 45 million Americans for its medical monitoring chips, insists the devices are safe, as does its parent company, Applied Digital Solutions, of Delray Beach, Fla.

Sources:
– Blog Anti-NOM: [Marketing do Chip] BH Testa Chip que Faz Mão Virar um Controle Remoto Universal
– O Tempo: BH testa chip que faz mão virar um controle remoto universal
Studies about Biochip
Washington Post
Forum Anti NWO

Post by Jahaiha & Admin. Translated and reviewed by Jeyjin and Admin

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