Joseph Carvalko a patent attorney, electrical engineer, and adjunct professor of Quinniapac University speaks with Katina Michael about his fiction piece titled: "Crossing the Evolutionary Gap". Joseph is a biomedical device recipient and has written a short story set in 2056 where the requirement for implants is almost mandatory given environmental impacts. His creative writing will appear in the March 2017 issue of IEEE Technology and Society Magazine guest edited by Ramona Pringle, Katina Michael and MG Michael. See also carvalko.com and https://www.singularityweblog.com/jos... and ieet.org/index.php/IEET/bio/carvalko/ for more.
Yes, no pun intended, I am sure! One of the concerns I have about the VeriChip implantation program, the reason I did not get a VeriChip, is that it is a corporate product. It is not designed to be used by hobbyists. To that point, if I implanted a VeriChip, my personal information would have to be enrolled in a VeriChip recipient database, and I did not want that. I also did not like the fact that their implants had an anti-migration coating on them. By all accounts, their implant is designed to be permanent. I did not like the depth that the implant was put into the arm, which makes removal very very difficult. I also did not like the placement in the arm, which for me would make the implant very difficult to use - I did not want to have to kneel down next to my door to get into my house or office.Read More