The article below from Science Daily gives just a tiny sample of what is in store for us if we willingly go along with the plan of Transhumanism. This article however only shares what they describe as benefits. If the applications below are now possible, imagine what else could be in our future. Let's take the name of Android phone and analyze the meaning. Actually, it doesn't take much analyzing, the meaning and intention is really pretty straight forward. A definition from dictionary.com ... "Android" An automation in the form of a human being."
Biosensors will be placed in the body http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Body_Area_Network As you can see they are not using the word microchip as that term may already have negative connotations. The word "interface" is also used in connection with this technology. Interface means to bring together, to connect or mesh. The body is being meshed with technology. This translates directly into transhumansim. The name of the company's technology is Human++ BAN (Body Area Network). First of all H+ stands for transhumanism or Human +...meaning improving on the human being. I can only imagine what H++ means in relation to the IMEC and Holst Centre.
One other point...even if corporate/government intentions were really benign, we have no real evidence that the power sources used and intermingling with the body's energy field...would be safe. Would we be able to maintain our identity with some external energy force meshing with our energy? Would the enticement of sophistication, supposed safety and convenience trick us into giving up our souls? This is a very serious issue and needs to be widely addressed.
I have not read the following book but it deals with the subject we are discussing. I don't necessarily go along with the Kindle idea even though it saves trees. I worry that books will become obsolete and that the content of books can be changed and electronically controlled and even extinguished. Just like 1984 folks! Beware....and don't get sucked in.
Revolve: Man's Scientific Rise to Godhood
Monitoring Your Health With Your Mobile Phone
With this interface, imec, Holst Centre and TASS are the first to demonstrate a complete Body Area Network (BAN) connected to a mobile phone enabling reliable long-term ambulatory monitoring of various health parameters such as cardiac performance (ECG), brain activity (EEG), muscle activity (EMG), etc. The system will be demonstrated at the Wireless Health Conference in San Diego (US, October 5-7).
The newly-developed low-power interface wirelessly transmits bio-signals retrieved by imec and Holst Centre's Human++ BAN sensor nodes to an Android mobile phone where the data are collected, stored, processed, and sent over the internet to make them available for authorized users such as a physician. The interface is based on a standard Secure Digital Input Output (SDIO) interface on Android mobile phones, enabling the integration of all the features available on Google's operating system (SMS, e-mail and data transmission over the internet, GPS to track user location).
Moreover, the mobile phone's hardware is extended to operate with low-power communication protocols and low-power radios, enabling long-term medical telemonitoring. As the interface is based on the Linux kernel, the system is also easily portable on other Linux-based devices, such as PDA's or laptops. And, the system allows configuration of thresholds on the measured parameters and automatic sending of alerts such as SMS messages and e-mails based on these values.