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FDA Approved Ingestible Microchip Tracking Device

Let the micro-chipping begin...

The Food and Drug Administration has approved an ingestible digital senor that can track physical health with the assertion that patients are not taking their medication regularly and need a tracking device inside their body to assist them in their medical care. The mainstream medical industry has a term for this new type of spying: individualized medicine.

Proteus Digital Health (PDH) released the Ingestion Event Marker (IEM) which was first approved in Europe. George Savage, co-founder and chief medical officer at PDH claims that this ushers in a new era of digital medicine that “shifts the paradigm.”

The IEM, as small as a grain of sand, can be embedded in a pill, and ingested to monitor the patient and their bodily health. The device will collect measurements such as heart rate, body position and activity. The IEM sends a signal to your smartphone; which then transmits the data to your doctor. Actual real time data about your biological make-up can be uploaded wirelessly.

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Mmmm. Can I have some micro salsa

to go with my micro chips. :-)

I say "Eat this" FDA.


Basically, you will not need to swallow a pill; the pill will be administered to you by an implanted electronic device.

I wondered if it would be pooped out...

I love the assumption that everyone owns a Smartphone. I have a $20 cell with minimum useage plan...instead of a land line so I can keep in touch with my kids. No text or internet features...my teenage kids have never texted in their lives and could care less.

The law cannot make a wicked person virtuous…God’s grace alone can accomplish such a thing.
Ron Paul - The Revolution

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Your just the person

I need to talk to.

Things are really bad financially for me right now. I definitely need a cell phone and am interested in what phone you have that cost twenty dollars. I have sprint and they are trying desperately to get me to upgrade my phone to a smart phone. Of course as soon as you buy it you are forced to spend big bucks on a plan that includes internet etc, etc. I don't want internet, or GPS, or anything else. I just want a phone that allows me to make a call and get one.

Can you share what phone you have and who the carrier is?

I have

a verizon pay as you go phone. You can get it at walmart for $14.88 with a $10 phone card with it. Then you can call verizon to verizon free anytime. I have the plan that I pay $1 a day if I use it. Calling anyone except verizon costs a little. Not sure how much. Texting costs a little too. I just use the phone and only call verizon people so it is semi cheap to own. I refill it as needed. It comes in a red package and is called a gusto. My son just got the same one and his is a gusto 2. It even has a crappy camera in it. Oh, I bought a car charger for it off ebay for less then $3 which included shipping. It comes with a home charger.

My son had

what sounds like the same plan but with AT&T. It worked well for him and he had unlimited mobile to mobile also so we could talk all we wanted.

Hey Peggy R

you can buy the phones at Walmart or Kmart, I have seen them as cheap as $15 for the phone, no real bells and whistles but they get good reception. Then you can get a no contract plan based on how much time you need. My cell bill is $50 a month for unlimited talk, text, and web usage. Hope that helps, and I hope your situation improves.

Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom must. like men, undergo the fatigue of supporting it.-Thomas Paine

The R3volution requires action, not observation!!!!

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Trying to remember. I think the name is

Net10. Available at most pharmacies. 10 cents a minute pre-pay, and no charge for the phone. Worked out well for a friend at the time.

Undo what Wilson did