All In The Name Of Security: The 'Killer Chip' Invention
You thought you'd take a trip abroad to see some relatives in Bizwackistan. Upon your arrival, Bizwackian inspectors implant a GPS tracking device in your arm to "make sure you don't overstay your welcome." What they don't tell you is that if you miss your flight out of the country, be you ill or otherwise indisposed, you will die.
Your every move is being tracked by global-positioning satellites. Tracking by human spy is no longer necessary when one has a GPS system. Overstay your welcome or become a threat to the State by introducing Texas barbecue sauce to its beef-starved citizens, and you're cooked by that implant in your arm.
The story is apocryphal, of course... and corny, as well. But the invention of such a device is neither.
A Saudi Arabian national is reported to have submitted a patent application for the 'Killer Chip' to the German Patent and Trademark Office and it was published in April, 2009, as required by German law.
The chip would emit encrypted radio waves that would be picked up by satellites and "used to track fugitives from justice, terrorists, illegal immigrants, criminals, political opponents, defectors, domestic help, and Saudi Arabians who don't return home from pilgrimages," reads the patent application.
"Implantation of electronic chips in the human body for the purposes of determining its geographical location," along with the application's Model B, which would release the poison on command, were denied for patents by the German Patent Office.
But where will the inventor show up next? Big Brother will know and will kill you if you tell.