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Your pet is spying on you

They are man’s best friends; cats and dogs. People love to have animals in their surroundings, these animals provide emotional support and they increase social activities. When you wake up, you pet your animals and you provide them attention.

You take them out for a walk, and you keep repeating the same routine so that the animal will understand what is happening.

But did you know that the most of these animals are chipped. These chips are like a passport for the dog. The chip allows the animal doctor to gain insight in various values.

These values could be;

  • Family tape
  • Owner of the animal
  • Medical history of the animal
  • Weight of the animal

Now it has been in the news and there are a lot of reports which claim that people will be chipped in the future. I understand that a lot of people do not want this – so what will the government do, if plan A does not work.

RFID – From Wikipedia.com

Radio-frequency identification (RFID) is the wireless use of electromagnetic fields to transfer data, for the purposes of automatically identifying and tracking tags attached to objects. The tags contain electronically stored information. Some tags are powered by electromagnetic induction from magnetic fields produced near the reader. Some types collect energy from the interrogating radio waves and act as a passive transponder. Other types have a local power source such as a battery and may operate at hundreds of meters from the reader. Unlike a barcode, the tag does not necessarily need to be within line of sight of the reader, and may be embedded in the tracked object. Radio frequency identification (RFID) is one method for Automatic Identification and Data Capture (AIDC).

Environment

The governments will be able to look in the environment of their population. Pet owners could be the first step – the pet owners allow their pets to get chipped.

The future chips could allow the following:

  • GPS tracking
  • Time tracking
  • Wifi connection tracking

These type of trackings could provide the governments some information about the owner of the pet.

Catch my drift?

[End of doomsday scenario]

By CWZ

Founder of Cyberwarzone.com.