Three Square Market, a Wisconsin company, is putting data-laden microchip implants into the bodies of their employees, according Jeff Baenen of the Chicago Tribune. As indicated in his article “Wisconsin company holds ‘chip party’ to microchip workers, “A brief sting is all employees of a Wisconsin technology company said they felt Tuesday when they received a microchip implant in their hand that will allow them to open doors, log onto computers or buy breakroom snacks by simply waving their hand.”
According to the principle of subsidiarity, as described by the Catechism of the Catholic Church, “a community of a higher order should not interfere in the internal life of a community of a lower order, depriving the latter of its functions, but rather should support it in case of need and help to co- ordinate its activity with the activities of the rest of society, always with a view to the common good.”
Inserting data-laden microchips into our bodies goes against the principle of subsidiarity. The higher level “community” of managers/owners should not be inserting microchips into the bodies of employees. People can log into a computer on their own. People can buy snacks by producing payment on their own. They don’t need technological assistance with an inserted microchip in their bodies. The chip in question doesn’t have a GPS. It doesn’t mean in the future it won’t have one. Having this chip inserted is voluntary at the moment. If too many people comply presently, it’s likely the chip won’t be voluntary in the future.
Imagine not being able to buy anything without the chip, not being able to do banking without the chip, not being able to turn on your car or enter your home without the chip. Then imagine the havoc that could be wreaked with malfunctioning of the chip or the intentional malicious altering of data.
RESIST now, before it is too late. We are more than technology. We are more than data.
By Marianne Bovee