No. Absolutely not.
Now that I am clear about where I stand on this, I'll explain why.
But let me start with this: Paranoia takes a lot of energy. More than I can usually muster. Usually.
The fact is, we already live in a surveillance culture, where all manner of spying techniques are employed for "the greater good."
SANDAG has license plate readers mounted on Sheriff's Department vehicles. They keep that information Ad Infinitum, as far as we can tell. They certainly aren't. Telling, that is.
Stingrays are used to capture data from your cell phone...and not because you have broken any law. How long that information is kept, and why they are deployed remains a mystery.
Now this jackwagon in Sweden is implanting workers with microchips. I am sure that his altruistic explanation..."Oh, it's so much easier than carrying cards and keys," is just fine to some. But hey, he also uses them to monitor bathroom breaks and how long employees are working.
That's not at all creepy.
But even better, is this quote from Patrick Mesterton of Epicenter: He says the chips, "are promoting the democratization of biotechnologies." What the Hell does that even mean?
Don't let the paranoid video sway you...here is more from SFGate.