Implanting Microchips?

[mail to Cecil]

In re: The Straight Dope: Is it possible to implant a microchip in somebody’s brain?

…your conclusion is one of dubiousness.

I thought you might like to examine the following:

The Mind Control Forum web site might not be the best place to get impartial and scientific information on the subject. That would be like using Fate magazine as the final arbiter of the “u.f.o.” question.

I have now added this website to my Favorites list, in the Weird Stuff folder, along with the Gorilla Personality Test, the Loch Ness Monster’s home page, the Kiwi Careers/Pest Control Technician page, the Borg Barbies, and the Alanis Morissette Lyric Generator. Not to mention the Weekly World News.

Thank you.

I love the Internet.


Borg Barbie
Alanis Morissette Lyric Generator
The Weekly World News
I couldn’t find the others, Notthemama. Care to help out?

Gorilla Personality Test

Pest Control Technician at Kiwi Careers

I’m coming up a bit short on the Loch Ness Monster’s home page. Not short of links, mind.

There’s “Nessie’s Home Page”,which is amusingly pitiful, and the
recipe for a cocktail called a Loch Ness Monster. And then there’s my favorite Nessie: The Loch Ness Monster at Busch Gardens Williamsburg, one of the best roller coasters ever built.

But I guess I came up short. I feel so inadequate . . . NTM, what’s your link?

This ain’t Nessie, but rather one of her North American brothers at

But perhaps tourist kitsch is not what you had in mind…

I am personally honored that my wonderful and brilliant creation, Borg Barbie, is in someone’s “Weird Stuff” list. Yes, I shall now take the blame for all the Borg Barbie has to offer. (What a surprise that people who would find that sort of thing funny hang out on SDMB?)


Well, “Nessie on the Net!” bills itself as “Nessie’s Officially Original Loch Ness Website!” There’s a clickthrough on their home page that says, “Nessie’s Home Page”, that just brings you back to Nessie on the Net’s home page, so I guess I assumed that it was some sort of official Home Page.

Anyway, here are a couple of my other favorite Nessie sites. I especially enjoy the fan clubs.

BTW, you want to hear me scream about domain-name theft? Get a load of

There is no justice in the world. I bet the folks in Scotland were just sick about it. The website owners have kindly added two links at the bottom of their page, one of which leads to a few Yahoo search results for Nessie, the other to an Alta Vista search for same.

I know they started their company in 1978, but I still don’t think it’s fair.

The mind control forum is now up as a nominee for a “Webby” award.

It has also moved to the following URL:

Adjusts his tinfoil hat.

The implant on the left was obviously done in South Bend, IN.

Two years later, almost to the day: Ladies and gentlemen, I give you…the VeriChip[sup]R[/sup].

[puts tinfoil hat away in closet, as the Apocalypse is evidently upon us and tinfoil hats are useless]


That’s exactly what they want you to think. It appears you are already under their influence. Begone, you foul slave to Big Brother.

Thinks about implanting his tinfoil hat into his skull.

Um, I don’t get it; South Bend?

It looks like it says “ND” i.e. Notre Dame University in South Bend, Indiana.


just messin with yo head fred

Ducky, a chip in your shoulder that stores information that can be read electronically is a far cry from a chip in your brain that can read your thoughts and transmit them.

Incidentally, this technology has been around for a few years, and has been used with pets, so it’s only mildly curious that they’re now trying it with people.

Yeah, but it’s still, like, a chip, man! And you don’t know whether you have one in your brain–or not! Aren’t you scared? :eek:

Whoa, dude, I just realized what you, like, said, man!

They put mind control chips in pets?? Man, that is really sick…

I’m sorry, but I don’t find tracking chips put in people particularly humorous.

OK, that was a joke, but didn’t you hear about the ratbots? : Scientists Develop Remote-Controlled Rats It was done with roaches too, (IIRC first and controlling their nervous system even more directly) but I wouldn’t call them pets.

Of course they will only be used to track terrorists… and with everybody carrying around a cellphone you don’t need chipped people to track them.