Women in Dubai are flocking to salons for “microchip manicures,” in which small microchips that operate as digital IDs are implanted under a customer’s fingernail, with the chip, ostensibly, eventually being used for contactless payments and digital menus.
Nour Makarem, the founder of Lanour Beauty Lounge, told CNN, “We install the information that you want, like your name, your mobile number, your social media accounts, and your website as well.”
The new Orwellian treatment was inspired by the COVID-19 outbreak, with the beauty parlor boasting that it has already marked 500 people with the chip.
To link with other mobile devices, the chips use near field communication (NFC) technology.
Given the obsequiousness displayed by some 2.66 billion people around the world in taking the COVID vaccine, don’t be surprised to see governments push implantable microchips for bio-security next.
Cellphone apps are already used as vaccine passports, which are de facto identity cards, so it’s not a huge leap to suggest that within a decade, a huge public relations campaign will be launched urging everyone to get chipped.
Whether that is predicated on banking and lifestyle restrictions being placed on those who refuse to take the chip or whether it will be introduced off the back of a new pandemic remains to be seen.
Don’t forget that ‘Great Reset’ pioneer himself Klaus Schwab acknowledges in his own book that an implantable microchip is the ultimate aim.
“Some of us already feel that our smartphones have become an extension of ourselves. Today’s external devices—from wearable computers to virtual reality headsets—will almost certainly become implantable in our bodies and brains,” wrote the World Economic Forum founder.