A Saudi inventor filed a patent for a "killer chip" which, once implanted, would monitor "undesirables" using a GPS. Oh, and it also comes with an extra feature: a remote-controlled cyanide dispenser, for murder.
This is like something out of Battle Royal, only real. Here's how the invention, which failed to make itthrough German Patent Law, would have worked:
The basic model would consist of a tiny GPS transceiver placed in a capsule and inserted under a person's skin, so that authorities could track him easily.
Model B would have an extra function - a dose of cyanide to remotely kill the wearer without muss or fuss if authorities deemed he'd become a public threat.
The inventor said the chip could be used to track terrorists, criminals, fugitives, illegal immigrants, political dissidents, domestic servants and foreigners overstaying their visas.
Yeah, got to look out for those dissidents. Sheesh, this guy is mental. The German media was first to report this, and luckily it looks like this patent will not be approved, nor should it be - unless they make it available to everyone for ex-boyfriend "monitoring."
Image by Rhona Wise, of the Verichip (this is an implantable chip, but not the "killer chip").