I happened to be watching Mythbusters on TV the other night and all of a sudden the usually lighthearted show became chilling. The Myth to be busted
was whether or not an implanted RFID chip would explode during an MRI.
But this segment felt much more like a commercial for Verichip than an experiment regarding the safety of RFID technology.
First the team go to talk to an "expert in this new and booming technology," who tells them that hundreds of people have heretofore been implanted
with RFID tags to allow medical professionals to retrieve their medical history in the even of an emergency. To which the "Mythbusters" (who I
don't even think deserve to be called that since they are spoonfeeding viewers pro-RFID propaganda) respond in a most positive manner.
Long story short, they implant the chip in a piece of pork to mimic a human and scan it with the MRI machine, and when nothing happens they actually
implant the chip INTO ONE OF THE TEAM MEMBERS! This is where I lost all doubt that this is definitely a piece of pro-RFID propaganda BS. They just
inject the chip into her amid lots of thumbs up
with as much normalcy as if she were having her teeth cleaned. I couldn't believe my eyes.
This segment of the show played like an unabashed commercial in order to show the apparent safety and usefulness of RFID chips. Then at the end the
team joked about how conspiracy theorists believe RFID can be used to track people, etc.
Here's the video in question. Do watch it, it's only 5 minutes and it will definitely make you do a double take.
I wonder, is the implant still inside her or did they remove it after the experiment ended? If it was removed, it certainly wasn't mentioned. Also,
they keep calling it R-fid rather than R-F-I-D, which is super annoying.
This is just a reminder to all of us to keep those eyes open, lest we be decieved.