I have talked about things like this is the past, and just recently, as I was watching one of the best movies of all time (in my opinion), E.T., I came across another story that felt like sci-fi.

This story, however, wasn't fiction. Recently, Tim Schober, the Montana Science Center Director of Technology, made the decision to be part of an experiment that the Science Center has put countless hours of labor into. The point of this experiment is to learn about "transhumanism," to figure out what the future is, and how far we can push the boundary between humans and machines.

Schober was implanted with an RFID chip, basically making him part machine. An RFID is defined as "Radio Frequency Identification," and is implanted in his finger.

What does this allow? Good question, and one that many have asked.

This magnet will give me a sixth sense, allowing me to feel magnetic fields from other magnets and many electronic devices like motors, microwave ovens, and retail loss prevention detectors." -Tim Schober

This is a big step in intertwining humans and technology. It will be interesting to see what kind of benefits having the RFID chip will have. Is it a gateway to our future ability to "know before you touch"?

I wonder what other types of chips we will try in the future. We microchip our pets, and that seems to have no negative effect on them, but it does have a positive mental effect on us humans. Many people rely on those chips to find and track their pets if they are lost or stolen.

Would you volunteer to be "chipped" if it was going to help with the future and technology?

cc: Montana Science Center

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