The age of the Internet of Things (IoT), and soon to follow the Internet of Bodies (IoB), is now upon us.
The RAND Corporation, the think tank behind some of the world’s most influential and frightening ideas and technologies, has released a report titled
You should be wary of any reports issued by the RAND Corporation. Alex Abella, author of Soldiers of Reason: The RAND Corporation and the Rise of American Empire, explains why:
RAND was, and is, the essential establishment organization. Throughout its history, RAND has been at the heart of that interweaving of Pentagon concupiscence and financial rapacity that President Eisenhower aimed to call the military-industrial-legislative complex. RAND has literally reshaped the modern world—and very few know it.
With this understanding, there is much cause for alarm with the issuance of this new report.
What is the Internet of Bodies (IoB)?
RAND defines the IoB as “a growing industry of devices that monitor the human body, collect health and other personal information, and transmit that data over the Internet.” In order to qualify as an IoB device, the technology must:
- contain software or computing capabilities
- be able to communicate with an Internet-connected device or network
An IoB device must also satisfy one or both of the following:
- collect person-generated health or biometric data
- be able to alter the human body’s function
The technology that Hollywood has presented over the years in dystopian sci-fi fantasies is now a reality. In the very near future, the technocratic overlords of science, health, finance, and Big Tech desire humanity to go from wearable devices to devices embedded within our bodies.