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Transhumanist presidential candidate proposes microchipping citizens' brains to establish authoritarian control over humans


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(NaturalNews) Transhumanist presidential candidate Zoltan Istvan proposed that behavior-correcting brain implants could be used as a substitute for capital punishment, according to a recent article published in Motherboard.

Istvan argues that violent behavior is a mental disorder that requires outside assistance, in the same way a heart with an irregular beat requires a pacemaker. According to this reasoning, prisoners should not be held accountable for their actions because they are, by their very nature, incapable of living up to a standard of accountability. A brain implant would be like an internal monitor that regulates the actions of a prisoner; it would act as a tranquilizer whenever the prisoner exhibited violent or aggressive behavior.(1)

The whole proposal resembles a nightmare ripped from the pages of A Clockwork Orange, where a convicted prisoner named Alex opts for a behavior-modification program in exchange for a shortened sentence. The treatment strips Alex of his free will, controls all of his decisions and causes him to abhor violence.(2)

Istvan believes cranial implants could be a reality in as little as 10 to 20 years. He suggests that cranial implants aren't much of a stretch from ear implants used to treat deafness, or pharmaceutical drugs already given to criminals.(1)

"Because I want to believe in the good of human beings, and I also think all human existence has some value, I'm on the lookout for ways to preserve life and maximize its usefulness in society," wrote Istvan.(1)

A chip in every citizen

The transhumanist's ideas aren't bound to convicted felons, however. Istvan suggests that citizens ought to have a trauma alert chip inserted into their skulls that alerts authorities whenever they are in trouble. This surveillance, Istvan argues, would drastically reduce crime rates. "[I]f people knew they were going to be caught, crime would drop noticeably," he said.(1)

To read more about cranial implants that could be implanted in citizens as a means of controlling their behavior, visit GLITCH.news.

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