As you all know, I have a friend who is a smidge ‘out there’. He not only believes in conspiracy theories, he probably KNOWS most of them. AND he definitely follows some of the alt-right conspiracy theory sites. Kev is a guy who suspects any kind of power while employing a vivid imagination in the so-doing. I sometimes tease Kev and say, “Kev’s a nut!”
For the record, Kev is NOT a raving lunatic. Probably NOT even a nut. He is definitely an eccentric and his interests are inclined to paranoia but he, himself, is sociable, pleasant, sane, skilled in his profession and basically a good guy. One of the heroes in our third book, Accidental Fugitives, was created from the best parts of Kev’s personality. Unselfishly helpful – totally supportive of the old couple fugitives, Kev helps them escape the authorities. Hard NOT to like the guy.
So, when he sends me another ‘whacked out theory’, I tend to at least glance at it. And I did again, today. Kev sent me a site that claims Bill Gates is planning on ‘chipping’ the world’s population using a Quantum tattoo. Furthermore, Bill patented the invention and the number of the patent is the sign of the beast, 666. “Part of the planned New World Order, Dave. Check it out!”
So, I did. And, guess what? Microsoft DOES have a tracking monitor-thingy that records your heart beat, pulse, blood pressure and other vital signs. Potential for much more. Sorta like a smart watch but smarter. The number of the patent is very close to WO2020060606. The whackos point to the 3 x 6’s as being ‘666’. I am guessing that the patent starting with WO means something else in the patent office but it does eerily stand for ‘World Order’.
So, then I checked out Quantum tattoos being developed by MIT in concert with (gasp) Microsoft. Also true. Seems the tattoos may replace vaccinations. I hate to admit it, but I didn’t read it all. Reason: reading patents and their descriptions will never reveal ‘all part of the plan for the New World Order’. The patents will be couched in terms like ‘medical advancement in hygiene’ and that sort of thing.
Now, before I go on, please know that I do NOT believe for one second the official story behind 911. On that topic, I sit in Kev’s camp. That was a plot, a well-executed plan that used young Saudis as the scapegoats (mind you, they were likely thinking they could fly aluminum foil into steel reinforced concrete buildings and make them fall down in their own footprint while knocking a third building down without actually hitting it if they got real lucky). Who or what or why the real ‘bad guys’ did it, I have no idea. But aluminum jetliners do NOT knock down steel buildings like the WTTs. Of that, I am certain.
So, back to Kev………….he’s a nut! But, but, but…………Microsoft is, indeed, potentially ‘near’ a technology that maybe, could, perhaps (if there was no oversight) track people from cradle to grave. To be fair to Kev, governments have tried to and mostly succeeded in doing just that ever since the social security number was invented in the US in 1935 and emulated by Canada in 1964. What started out as a benign way to manage people’s pensions has evolved in to a virtual ‘identity number’ that all citizens are now obliged to have.
Someone will be (if they haven’t already) making the argument: “Why not just chip all babies at birth? And then, why not just chip everyone who comes into the country?” And, depending on how sophisticated the chip is, the government will know even more about you and your life than the credit card companies do now.
It IS a brave new world. Kev thinks it’s a plot to control the world. It’s all a techie plot (by Bill?) to control the Brave New World Order? And that, dear readers, is the plot line of Aldous Huxley’s dystopian novel, Brave New World, published in 1932 and maybe inspired by the issuance of social security numbers in the US. The story isn’t new. But the technology is.
It’s a stretch but…………………..well, in this case, Kev may be right!