World leaders are continuing their attempt to normalize the idea of microchips for humans, with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu the latest to admit he wants to place microchips in one million children in Israel before rolling out the technology to the wider population.
According to Netanyahu, the microchip technology will protect children from the coronavirus and will be legally implemented “under the legislation we shall enact.“
Speaking at a press conference Monday, Netanyahu suggested the Health Ministry use new technology as the nation lifts the coronavirus lockdown.
“That is, technology that has not been used before and is allowed under the legislation we shall enact,” he clarified.
“I spoke with our heads of technology in order to find measures Israel is good at, such as sensors. For instance, every person, every kid – I want it on kids first – would have a sensor that would sound an alarm when you get too close, like the ones on cars,” the prime minister said.
But critics point out the plan is dangerous and flawed.
Cyber resilience expert Eliot Meron slammed Netanyahu for his proposal to microchip children, Ynet reported on Friday.