Do the benefits of microchipping outweight the downsides?
Adopt your pet? Chances are it's already microchipped. I learned something this week. the microchip is about the size of a grain of rice. So tiny. Right now it is only detected if a vet scans your pet, but in future it is likely that even these minute corpuscles could be detected remotely so that some device can actually pinpoint the location of your lost dog or cat. This will happen within the next 5-10 years. Imagine the lack of suffering this technological gem will provide.
And yeah, it's very Orwellian, but the same can be done for children. I hope with all my heart that one day soon children that are abducted can be tracked immediately through a small "grain of rice" that will remove this insidious and life-destroying tragedy.
Bring it on. Microchipping. Not about surveillance. about love.