Its Going to Happen So go Ahead, Do IT "Get Chipped!"

“Your flights to New York and Barcelona are ready for check-in.”

I began checking in using the airline’s app.

At “Enter passport number,” panic set in. I didn’t have my passport.

I’ll tell you what happened in a bit. Before that, let me explain why I’m telling you this story.

A few weeks ago, I told you that I’d get “chipped” to make my life easier.

Forgetting my passport makes me more certain of my decision.

Back then, I said I’d love to leave my house without worrying about my wallet.

Add to that my passport and driver’s license, and the keys to my house and car.

To me, there is zero benefit in carrying these things. Remembering to do it daily is a nuisance.

Having them on an imbedded microchip is a massive benefit. I’d have hundreds of hours back each year. That’s how much time I estimate I spend searching for these things.

I’d have less stress because I’d stop worrying about forgetting these things.

I’d be thrilled to have more time and less stress.

Going back to my story. Instead of panicking over if I was ever going to get to Barcelona, Spain, I could be at the bar.

Chipping Is for Me

I live just 20 minutes from the airport, so I was able to get my passport.

I made my flights to New York and Barcelona.

Truthfully, I got lucky.

I’d have missed my flights if I lived farther from the airport. Or if I got to the airport later. Or if my Lyft driver had taken longer.

The whole experience makes me even more certain that chipping is for me.

I’m certain too that other people are going to see chipping as a benefit.

No one I know likes chasing after their wallet, keys and driver’s license daily. Or panicking because they left their passport at home.

Equally, most people I know would love the benefits of going walletless, keyless, licenseless and passportless.

Imagine being able to wave your hand and pay for things. Or being able to start your car without a key. Or opening the door to get into your home. Or being able to go through security and immigration without showing anything.

They Already Know Everything

I’m aware of people’s objections to chipping. However, our phones already collect huge amounts of data on us.

Google knows everything you do online. Facebook knows everyone you know. Amazon knows everything you buy online. Visa and Mastercard know everything you buy.

Radio-frequency ID (RFID) chips are also in things like E-ZPass, I-Pass and SunPass that let you go through tollbooths. They are also in passports and some ID tags.

Getting chipped isn’t going to change much in terms of our privacy.

You could argue that by making the chip more personal, we’ll be more aware of our data. We’ll pay more attention to how much of it we share.

Then we’ll be more on guard because we’re aware of being active generators of data. We’ll insist on real restrictions on data collection and use.

That’s a better deal than what we have now. Google, Facebook, Apple and Visa all simply take our data through getting us to click on their hundred-page user agreements.

No one reads those. Even lawyers skip through them and click OK.

Right now, the fear of getting chipped makes it unlikely that most people will get one. However, remember that all successful innovations start small.

There are always objections and difficulties. This was true for the train, car, computer, cellphone and even paper money.

However, in the end, convenience, cost and a better life always win out. I believe that will be true for chipping too.

Regards,Paul MampillyEditor, Profits Unlimited

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If anyone is interested I am Top40 online. In the real world my name is David Russell Ellenberger. I am a SWM 57 and live in Louisville, Ky. I started Internettop40.com about 4 years ago. I wasn't exactly sure what I wanted the website to be about but I liked the idea of people voting on items in ranked lists. The voting on these ranked lists will move the items up or down in the rankings you vote by clicking the + or - buttons below or next to the item in a list, refresh the page and the item will then appear in it's new ranking. IMHO voting really is one of the most important things you can do. Your vote is literally worth millions of dollars and that's one thing the politicians want you to do but don't want you to think about in that way. In other words vote for me I'm the best and I'm for this I'm for that I am for all the things that you want and that's why should vote for me. In reality what its about is control over you and money. So next time you vote you should demand to get paid. But I digress that's voting on items is just one of the reasons I started Internttop40.com. I also wanted to get my point out to the people and hopefully other people will want to use my website to get their point out or at least create their own lists. I had hoped for this to be another social media website. That hasn't really happened and I have been online for almost 5 years now. More about that later.

 

Everyone thinks just put your website up and they will come but that's not really the case. Part of the problem is search engines like Google have almost complete control of the web and all the traffic on it and they want you to pay. They also don't like other social media sites or search engine type sites they are what's known in the business as viral sites or sites that mostly contain links and not much original content which is exactly what Google is. But I maintain that links are part of the branding and the way you show your links to the world is an original aspect of any website and part of the branding and is orginal content in and of itself. But Google doesn't think so, Because that's what they are and they of course want complete control and they have it and no one seems to care. I didn't care until I started this website. But again I digress.

 

Back to the point. Why I started this website. Well another reason was to make money you can sell things or you can put advertising on your website. You can go out and sell advertising yourself or simply sign up for advertising services that have already sold the advertising and put the ads on your website for you. Services like this from Google and it's advertising service called adsense. If you read up on the internet how to make money with a website You will eventually find Adsense and various websites will tell you you can make tens of thousands with website adverting its so easy. And that may be true just from a numbers point of view but then reality sets in. More coming in a few days. Thanks for reading....

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